Below is a list of "concepts" that can be organized in a hierarchical concept map around the primary concept of "climate", in a way that helps define what we mean by climate. A nearly blank version of this map accompanies this handout. Your task: fill in the blank parts of the map with the concepts below so that the relations between concepts implied by the "connecting phrases" (retained on the otherwise blank map) make sense.
Use each concept below only once; each one has a place on the map.
a given period of time
a given place or region
aggregates of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air
degree of variability
dust, smoke, ash, pollen, salt, microorganisms, etc.
extent of sky coverage
height of cloud base
pieces of water or ice large enough to fall out of clouds and reach the earth's surface