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L.A. Lacemops

Part 1 of W.GEO Midterm Study Guide

L.A. latitude lines? tropic of cancer, tropic of capricorn, equator
Mexico's climate? temperate
Central + caribbean + south america climates? tropical
L.A. air masses? mostly tropical
Mexico air mass? continental tropical
Caribbean air mass? maritime tropical
Northern south america air mass? maritime equatorial
West coast of south america air mass? maritime tropical
Continentality --> "Close to large body of water" "Smaller differences in temp."
Continentality --> "Farther away from body of water" "Greater differences in temp."
Continentality for mexico + caribbean + northern south america? low ranges
Continentality for central america? low ranges
Continentality for central south america? higher ranges
Mexico elevation? (Mountain range?) mountain ranges: colder
Central america + caribbean elevation? (Mountain range?) no mountains: warmer
West south america elevation? (Mountain range?) mountain ranges: colder
East south america elevation? (Mountain range?) no mountains: warmer
West Latin America Mountain ranges
East Latin America Plains
Mountain barriers in mexico? yes
Mountain barriers in central + caribbean no
Mountain barriers in west south america yes
Mountain barriers in east south america no
Weather in west latin america because of mountains? cold
Weather in east latin america because of mountains? warm
Currents in west coast of south america? cold currents
Currents in mexico?: warm currents
Currents in caribbeans? warm currents
Currents in east coast of south america? warm currents
Pressure systems in latin america? near high pressure
Pressure systems in southern south america? high pressure --> dry
Pressure systems in mexico + caribbeans? high pressure: dry
Pressure systems in central america? average --> normal
Storm tracks in Latin America? ITCZ, el nino, la nina
ITCZ intertropical convergence zone: near equator: doldrums = monotonous weather
el nino warming of ocean currents: warmer + wetter in latin america
la nina cooling of ocean currents: colder + drier in latin america
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