If you could hike up one side of a tall mountain range and then hike down the other side, you would find that the air temperature, precipitation, and vegetation patterns are very different on each side. In this lesson, you will be able to observe what those patterns are and how atmospheric flow and landforms such as mountains interact to produce differences in regional climate.
Watch this video to see how drastically different the landscape can be on either side of a mountain range. The video shows Mt. Hood in Oregon as one might see it from the west (the first half of the video) and from the east (the second half of the video). Why do you think the landscape is so different?
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