What is the relationship between the earth's axial tilt and the temperature patterns around the globe?

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Jul 27, 2016

Answer:

In the absence of this tilt, the temperature pattern would depend on latitude only, round the year.

Explanation:

In the absence of this tilt, the angle of incidence of solar rays will be

the latitude, round the year. So, the temperature pattern would

depend on latitude only, round the year.

It is the axial tilt of #23.4^o# to the normal to the orbital plane

(ecliptic ) of the Earth, that causes gradual variation of the angle of

incidence of solar rays in the range #'latitude+-23.4^o'#.

This variation creates annual climate pattern that is broadly divided

into four seasonal patterns Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter that

vary with latitudes.