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Suggested Answers to Assignment 4 1. (a) Figure A : Hong Kong; Figure B: Beijing; Figure C : Honolulu; Figure D : Ho Chi Ming City [2 marks each, total 8 marks] (b) (i) Beijing locates over high latitude and at a distance from the sea with a continental climate. Without sea breeze regulation, the inland temperature is high in the summer. In winter, cold air mass from the northwest brings low temperatures to the city very often. Honolulu is on an Island surrounded by the sea and the temperature of Honolulu is affected/modulated by the ocean (sea surface temperature) for most of the time in a year. [4 marks] (ii) Ho Chi Ming City is located over the tropic. Affected by rainfall due to summer (southwest) monsoon especially during May to October. Beijing is further north over the mainland China, usually less affected by the summer monsoon rain from the south (i.e. short rainy season). In winter, the air mass from the northwest is relatively dry with less precipitation (rainfall and/or snow). [4 marks] 2. (a) The El Niño condition prevails with sea surface temperatures in the central to eastern equatorial Pacific well above normal. [2 marks]
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