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WGU climates

ClimateCharacteristic
Arctic Tundra
Arctic cold, long winters; very short mild season
Arctic snow all year
Arctic low deciduous shrubs, mosses, lichens
Humid Continental Deciduous forest
Humid Continental cool, wet winters, warm dry summer
Humid Continental moderate precipitation
Humid Continental broadleaf deciduous trees
Humid Subtropical Rainforest
Humid Subtropical Mild to tropical all year
Humid Subtropical high total precipitation
Humid Subtropical broadleaf evergreen or subtropical coniferous
Mediterranean Chaparral
Mediterranean cool, wet winter; hot dry summer
Mediterranean rain-free summers
Mediterranean evergreen broadleaf; evergreens, cacti, olive & fruit trees
Tropical Savanna
Tropical warm to tropical
Tropical high total precipitation
Tropical deciduous trees and grassland; long tap roots, thick bark to resist fires
Continental Subarctic Taiga
Continental Subarctic cold to mild all year
Continental Subarctic low total precipitation
Continental Subarctic needleleaf evergreen forest
Highlands Alpine
Highlands long, cold winters; short, cool summers
Highlands dry air - mountains, low precipitation
Highlands small groundcover plants that grow in sandy and rocky soil
Arid Desert
Arid very dry, very hot all year
Arid scarce rain
Arid ground- hugging shrubs and short woody trees; spiny leaves
Arctic Northern Alaska
Humid Continental Illinois
Humid Subtropical Florida
Mediterranean California
Tropical Southern Mexico
Highland Oregon/Washington
Arid Nevada/Arizona
Created by: barbd00