Climate zones

Climate zones

The Earth is divided into geographical and climatic zones, which result in the zonation of vegetation.

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Zonos, Geografines zonas, Augalijos regionai, klimato zonos, Vidutinė zona, Atogrąžų zona, Šalta zona, klimatas, Pagrindinės platumos linijos, Vėžio atogrąža, Ožiaragio tropikas, Arkties ratas, Pietų poliaratis, Saulės spinduliai, Kampo kampas, Saulėgrįža, Žemesnis lygis - Gamta, Geografija

Susiję elementai

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Susiję elementai

Earth

The Earth is a rocky planet with a solid crust and oxygen in its atmosphere.

Geographic coordinate system

The geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be exactly specified.

The Sun's path above the major circles of latitude

The apparent movement of the Sun is caused by the Earth's rotation around its axis.

Topography of the Earth

The animation presents the largest mountains, plains, rivers, lakes and deserts of the Earth.

Altitudinal zonation

In mountainous areas the climate, soil properties, the flora and fauna change depending on elevation.

Change of seasons (intermediate)

Due to the Earth´s tilted axis, the angle of the Sun's rays at given latitudes continuously changes during the year.

Monsoon wind system

In summer, monsoon winds bring heavy rainfall from the ocean to the continent.

Ocean currents

The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.

Aeolian landforms in deserts

Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping deserts.

Aeolian landforms on coasts and steppes

Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastal areas and steppes.

El Niño

A periodic climate pattern that occurs across the tropical Pacific Ocean every five years.

Glaciation

The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.

Time zones

The Earth is divided into 24 time zones. Standard time is the time used within time zones.

Glacier (intermediate)

A glacier is a large body of ice that forms from snow, and is in constant, slow motion.

Interesting geography facts – Physical geography

This animation presents some interesting facts in physical geography.

Layers of forests

The layers of different types of forests may vary.

Location of origin of livestock and crops

Domesticated animals and crops originate from various parts of the world.

Measuring time

The first calendars and time-measuring instruments were already used by ancient Eastern civilisations.

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