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Climate Regions

Tresky Climate Regions

windward side of a mountain that receives a lot of precipitation
Arid(desert) this area receives less than 10 inches of rain per year; Kalahari, Sahara, Gobi
Tundra very cold climate region; located on the northern fringe of the continents; only scrubby plants and moss grow here because it is too cold for trees to grow
Typhoons tropical storms occurring in the Pacific Ocean
Low Latitudes The Equator can be found in this climate zone
Hurricanes Tropical storms occurring in the Atlantic Ocean
Leeward the dry side of the mountain
Subarctic taiga trees can be found in this climate region; severe snowy winters; a frozen desert
Tropical wet (rainforest) found on Equator; hot all year; 100+ inches of rain per year
North Atlantic Drift ocean current responsible for warming the coastal areas of Western Europe
Mediterranean mild, rainy winters; located near its namesake
High latitudes Subarctic, tundra, and polar ice cap climates can be found here
tornadoes these occur often in the United States
Marine West Coast cool summers, warm winters that are influenced by ocean water and ocean currents; common climate region in coastal areas of Western Europe
elevation, latitude, winds, near water characteristics that can influence the climate of a region
monsoons seasonal shifts in the winds that bring heavy rains to Asia in the summers and cool, dry air in the winters
Created by: nchewning