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Geography Ch.10 pt2

Climate Systems and Climate Change

Tropical rain forest climates constantly moist and warm.
Characteristic of tropical rain forest are... the diurnal temperature range exceeds the annual average minimum maximum range, day night temperatures can range more than 11C, more than five times the annual monthly average range.
the distribution of tropical rain forest climates across the equatorial region is... in the highlands of the South American Andes and in East Africa.
Tropical Monsoon Climates climates that feature a dry season that lasts 1 or more months.
Tropical Savanna Climates climates that exist poleward of the tropical rain forest climates.
Temperatures vary more in... tropical savanna climates than in tropical rain forest regions.
The tropical savanna regime can have... two temperature maximums durign the year because the Sun's direct rays are overhead twice before and after the summer solstice in each hemisphere as the sun moves between the equator and the tropics.
Humid Subtopical Climates climates that most all year or have a pronounced winter dry period, as occurs in eastern and southern Asia.
Nagasaki, Japan is... characteristic of the North American humid subtropical hot summer climate found across the southeastern United States.
Humid subtropical winter dry climates are... related to the winter dry, seasonal pulse of the monsoons.
Representative station in Asia is Chengdu, China.
Marine West Coast Climates featuring mild winters adn cool summers, dominate Europe and other middle to high latitude west coast.
Maritime polar air masses cool, moist, unstable dominate marine west coast climates.
Marine west coast climates are... unusually mild for their latitude.
Mediterranean Dry Summer Climates designation specifies that at least 70% of annual precipitation occurs during the winter month.
Created by: Daehee So



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