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Geography final

World Cultural Geography Bergman

QuestionAnswer
A Tropical
B Arid
C Mesothermal
D Microthermal
E Polar
What defines an A climate? Average temperature for all months is above 64.4 degrees F.
In tropical climates, what does 'f' mean? Rainforest (e.g., Singapore)
In tropical climates, what does 'm' mean? Monsoon (e.g., Miami)
In tropical climates, what does 'w' mean? Savanna (e.g., Bangkok)
What defines a B climate? Evaporation > Precipitation.
In arid climates, what does 'W' mean? Dessert (e.g., Phoenix)
In arid climates, what does 'S' mean? Steppe (e.g., Denver)
In arid climates, what does 'h' mean? Annual temperature is above 64.4 degrees F.
In arid climates, what does 'k' mean? Annual temperature is below 64.4 degrees F.
What defines a C climate? The warmest month averages above 50 degrees F. The coolest month averages above 26.6 degrees F.
In tropical, mesothermal, and microthermal climates, what does 'w' mean? Winter dry (e.g., Hong Kong)
In tropical, mesothermal, and microthermal climates, what does 's' mean? Summer dry (e.g., Rome)
In tropical, mesothermal, and microthermal climates, what does 'f' mean? Moist all year (e.g. Shepherdstown)
In mesothermal climates, what does 'a' mean? Warmest month averages 71.6 degrees F or higher.
In mesothermal climates, what does 'b' mean? Warmest month averages below 71.6 degrees F.
In mesothermal climates, what does 'c' mean? Less than 4 months above 50 degrees F. (Limit of agriculture)
What defines a D climate? Warmest month averages above 50 degrees F. Coolest month averages below 26.6 degrees F.
Where would one find a Dw climate? Seoul
Where would one find a Ds climate? Homer, Alaska
Where would one find a Df climate? Pittsburgh
What defines an E climate? Average temperature for all months is below 50 degrees F.
In a polar climate, what does 'T' mean? Eternal Tundra: warmest month averages above 32 degrees F.
In a polar climate, what does 'F' mean? Eternal Frost: warmest month averages below 32 degrees F.
How did pre-Columbian Indians push the agricultural limits of corn further north than we do now? By planting on islands, on high ground of E side of lakes, and in warmer microclimates.
What determines plant growth in the arid lands? Precipitation.
What determines plant growth in the mesothermal climates? Temperature.
What determines plant growth in the microthermal climates? Temperature.
What causes our climate? Cold air masses from Canada cause our winter; Warm air masses from the Gulf of Mexico cause our summer. Mountains block some of the polar air masses, which keeps us from becoming microthermal.
What is the importance of 64.4 degrees? Above 64.4 degrees, plants grow year round. (Tropical plants)
What is the importance of 50 degrees? Lower than 50 degrees and trees cannot survive.
What two places in the world have Cc climate? Southern Iceland and Tierra del Fuego/ Falkland Islands.
What is the importance of 26.6 degrees? Below 26.6 degrees, snow endures.
When was agriculture introduced? 8,000 B.C.
How did the culture spread in N. America? Most culture in Mexico, by canoe across coast of Texas, up Mississippi river and then spread. Europeans from the east, Mexican Indians from the south.
Where would you find an A climate? Singapore.
Where would you find a B climate? Phoenix.
Where would you find a C climate? Shepherdstown.
Where would you find a D climate? Pittsburgh.
Where would you find an E climate? Greenland.
Created by: hjones04