How does the temperature affect the growth of plants?
How Does Temperature Affect Plant Growth? High temperatures affect plant growth in numerous ways. The most obvious are the effects of heat on photosynthesis, in which plants use carbon dioxide to produce oxygen, and respiration, an opposite process in which plants use oxygen to produce carbon dioxide.
Effects of Altitude on Climate and Vegetation. For each 1,000 foot rise in altitude there is a 4°F drop in temperature. For example, if at sea level the average temperature is 75°F, at 10,000 feet the average temperature would be only 35°F. This has a dramatic effect on plant and animal distribution.
- Mountains can affect the climate of nearby lands. In some areas, mountains block rain, so that one side of a mountain range may be rainy and the other side may be a desert. Much of airborne moisture falls as rain on the windward side of mountains.
- The dominant air currents that affect climate are known as prevailing winds. For example, warm winds that travel over water tend to collect moisture as they travel; the water vapor in the air will condense as it moves into colder climates, which is why temperate coastal areas often receive heavy rainfall.
- 2) ALTITUDE - As we go higher, temperature generally decreases (From equator to poles) as the atmosphere becomes less dense. 3) PRESSURE AND WIND SYSTEM - They depend on the latitude and altitude of a place, thus influencing the rainfall patterns. 4) DISTANCE FROM SEA - The sea has a moderating effect on the climate.
Transcript of How does altitude affect animals? As the altitude increases, climate change, the air becomes colder and drier. This affect the respiratory system of animals, it also include the survival of it. Altitude and elevation is the same, both are Abiotic factors it means they are not alive.
- The short answer is yes, animals like dogs and cats are also sensitive to the harmful effects of high elevation, which can include, in addition to what's mentioned above, vomiting, headache, and, in extreme cases, a build-up of fluid in the lungs and brain, particularly if they will be active when they reach high
- All this intellect must emerge, in one way or another, from the elephant brain—the largest of any land animal, three times as big as the human brain with individual neurons that seem to be three to five times the size of human brain cells.
- And if your dog has ever traveled along with you, you may have wondered whether his ears are also prone to popping when experiencing a change in altitude. Well, the simple answer to this question is: yes, dogs (and other animals) DO experience ear popping with a change in altitude.
Climate Changes with Latitude. Places located at high latitudes (far from the equator) receive less sunlight than places at low latitudes (close to the equator). The amount of sunlight and the amount of precipitation affects the types of plants and animals that can live in a place.
- Generally, the growth of vegetation was mainly influenced by temperature, precipitation, and light. The temperature decreases with altitude increasing. However, in mountain area, the slope area absorbs more solar radiation and the warming rate is much more significant than lowlands.
- Ocean currents act much like a conveyer belt, transporting warm water and precipitation from the equator toward the poles and cold water from the poles back to the tropics. Thus, currents regulate global climate, helping to counteract the uneven distribution of solar radiation reaching Earth's surface.
- Elevation plays a large role in the health and growth of plants. Elevation may affect the type and amount of sunlight that plants receive, the amount of water that plants can absorb and the nutrients that are available in the soil. Plants in higher elevations can typically withstand colder climates.
Updated: 18th September 2018