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geog1050 quiz3_review - The tropical climates have...

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have virtually no winter due to consistent day length and an almost perpendicular sun angle. The mesothermal climates have distinct seasons, but generally average above freezing. Additionally, they are the location of over half (55%) of the world’s population. Increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are associated with increased temperatures in the lower atmosphere. This forecast output from the IMAGE 2.0 model shows the predicted change in average annual temperature, relative to what it was in 1970. Temperature change is likely to be greatest in the high latitudes. In midlatitude cold steepe climates, rainfall is low, highly variable, and undependable. The desert climate type is a result of fairly constant subsidence (i.e., the subtropical high pressure belts). Moisture deficit is a predominant, semi-permanent characteristic of the desert climate. Australia is characterized most prominently by the arid and semi-arid
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOG 1050 taught by Professor Baker during the Fall '07 term at Western Michigan.

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