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Title:Global Climate Change and Illinois
Author(s):Illinois State Water Survey
Subject(s):Illinois climate
Abstract:The climate of Illinois is greatly affected by the state's position in the middle of the North American continent, the third largest land mass on earth. The mountains in the western part of the continent are a formidable barrier to the prevailing westerly winds that circle the globe. But flat lands in the central United States permit air movement across the Midwest from both the frozen lakes of northern Canada and the warm Gulf of Mexico. The shape, size, and surface topography of North America set the stage for Illinois' climate.
Issue Date:1991-10
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-131
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-30

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