7 Factors and How They Affect Dublin, Ireland
Delaney Cavanaugh 5th Hour
Topography is the lay out of physical features in a location. The topography of Dublin, Ireland affects the climate because the lay out of that location is located right against the North Atlantic Ocean which brings warm Caribbean water but on the other side there are a large amount of mountains. The warm water that is brought to Ireland brings them warm air and because there are mountains on the other side, it traps the warm air giving them fairly constant climate.
The topography has one of the biggest affects on every aspect in the climate. Such as temperature. So because of the topography and what I explained above, the temperature stays consistently close all year round. So when the temperature is close all year round that affects the climate making the climate close all year round.
The mountains near Dublin, Ireland bring precipitation to the West, but block the precipitation from going to the East where Dublin, is located. So because of the mountains Dublin doesn't get as much precipitation which affects the climate by making it drier than the rest of the island.
When you get a higher elevation you often get a colder climate. When you get a lower elevation you often get a much warmer climate. Dublin, Ireland's elevation isn't high but it also isn't very low. Which is why there climate stays in the 45-60 degree area. Since the elevation is in a medium spot, this affects the climate by keeping it constant in a medium climate area.
Large Bodies of Water
Dublin is located right near a large ocean. This ocean is the Atlantic ocean. Water absorbs and releases heat energy more slowly than land, so Dublin's temperature is not going to fluctuate dramatically. It is going to keep the climate pretty close together. The temperature data will be pretty close together through out the whole year because of the slow actions of releasing and absorbing heat by the ocean.
Ocean currents move water and distribute energy around the the globe. When wind goes over the ocean it causes surface currents. The wind continues to go over the ocean and onto Dublin land. This affects the climate because the wind causes the temperature to drop more. I checked my sources and found that there wind speeds were consistently fast while the temperatures are lower. As I said, I think the wind speeds are high because of the ocean currents. So because of the ocean currents it changes the climate because of the wind speed differences and temperature changes.
Three Major Climate Zones
The polar climate zone has limited affect on Dublin, Ireland's climate. Since the polar climate zone is pretty far away from Dublin so it does not have much affect on their climate.
The tropical climate zone also has limited affect on Dublin. It is also a good distance away from Dublin for it to have to much of an affect on Dublin's climate.
The temperate climate zone is in the area where Dublin, Ireland is located. Dublin is in the temperate climate zone so it doesn't have much to be affected by because it already has all of the factors that the rest of the temperate climate zone locations have. So the temperate climate zone does not affect Dublin too much because it already has all the factors that the temperate zone would affect Dublin with.