Social Studies Skills 4 - Analyzing Climatic Data
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Climatic data is information about the various elements of climate in an area or region. Among these elements are precipitation, temperature, air pressure, and wind systems. Maps often are used to depict climatic data, providing information on climate visually. Using maps as a source of climatic data, you can make connections or show relationships between geographic locations and the climates that prevail in those areas.
Use these guidelines to analyze the data presented on the map:
• Read the title to determine the subject of the map.
• Scan the map to see what region or area of Earth is presented.
• Study the legend to interpret and analyze the information.