Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 58 - The Biosphere - Figure 58.2 - Data Analysis: 1

Answer

Seasonal variation in temperature is caused by the tilt of the Earth leading to variable amounts of solar energy throughout the year. These differences are more marked at higher latitudes, and so are temperature variations.

Work Step by Step

Look at Fig. 58.1 to see this tilt/variation in solar energy depicted graphically.
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