Part 3: Your Countries Climate
You are now going to find out more about the climate of your country.
Climate can have a huge impact on the economic development of a country
Click below to find out which Biome your country is in. Some countries may be in more than onebiome.
Do some research on the internet to find out more about the climate of your country. Is there any regional variation?
Step 2: Making a climate graph for my country.
a) Open the excel spreadsheet below and save a copy to your country comparison folder. Name the file,”climate graph for your capital city.”
eg Kabul Climate Graph.xlsx
We are going to use this template to make a climate graph for your country.
b) Use the table below to find the rainfall and temperature information for your countries capital.
The data is from worldclimate.com and wherever possible I have provided the data for the capital city. In some case this is not possible and a nearby location is used.
d) Copy the temperature information Temp (°C) into the excel spreadsheet.
e) Now copy the rainfall (mm) data into your spreadsheet.
f) When you have completed your table, click save.
Here is an example of the climate graph I have made for Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan
Many countries have a number of different climate zones. You should create climate graphs to illustrate the different climate zones within your country. This will take some research. Find towns or cities in each cimate region and then find the data from one of the sites below. Once you have the data you can create climate graphs using the template above.
When you create your final presentations, it would be a good idea to have a map of your country showing the different climate zones and their climate graphs. You will also need photographs of the different zones.
Step 4: Describing my countries climate.
You should write a detailed description of your countries climate discussing any seasonal/regional variation there may be. Make sure you include data in your description and give place names when discussing any regional variation.
Step 5: How does climate affect life in the country?
Use photographs to illustrate the effect the climate has on life in your country. This can be in be both a positive and negative way. Think about the effect on the people, the countries industry (don’t forget agriculture) and its culture.
This hand pump, funded by the European Union, was installed in northern Afghanistan in 2011. It is the only access the community has to clean drinking water. (Photo by Malini Morzaria)
“Since 1998, more than 6.7 million Afghans have been affected by disasters and extreme weather events such as drought, earthquakes, disease epidemics, sandstorms, and harsh winters.”
Dry fields in Bamyan, Afghanistan (Photo by International Relief and Development IRD Voices)
“UNEP has identified Afghanistan as one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, because of the potential impacts and its current limited capacity to react to these impacts.”
Quoted from Environment News Service, October 2012