How the Climate System Works

A post for map geeks. How to turn an animation of a year's worth of daily rain maps into a single picture.

Friday, July 1, 2011

  • In the Arctic, an ocean is surrounded by continents, while Antarctica is continent surrounded by oceans. These differences in the arrangement of land and water contribute to differences in each polar region’s climate, oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns, and seasonal and long-term sea ice patterns.