9-29 - Rainy summers, dry winters Temperature maxend of dry...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Geography 1111 9/29/08 Tropical Climates 1. Climate classification 2. Tropical rainforest climates 3. Tropical savanna climates 4. Tropical desert/steppe climates Climates Classification Based on: Mean annual temperature Mean monthly temperatures throughout year Mean annual precipitation Mean monthly precipitation throughout year (print out summary of global climates)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Tropical Rainforest Climates Location: Equatorial belt: 0-10degrees latitude S America, Africa, and the E Indies Mechanisms: ITCZ all year Intense solar heating all year Present low pressure and instability
Background image of page 2
Characteristics: Hot, humid all year round High, rainfall totals—daily afternoon thunderstorms Constant temp year-round Tropical Savannah Climates Location: Pole ward of tropical rainforest Mechanisms: STHP-winter-dry season ITCZ-summer-wet season Some seasonal variation in temperature Characteristics:
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Rainy summers, dry winters Temperature maxend of dry season Rainy season cloudy, cooler The Asian monsoon- winter-winds blow away, dry season. Summer-winds blow into continent, wet season. Tropical Monsoon Climates Location: Tropical coastlinesespecially Asia Mechanisms: ITCZ summer/STHP winter Intense solar heating all year Influenced by monsoon winds Characteristics: Hot year round As wet as rainforest in total precipitation Distinct wet/dry seasons Subtropical Desert/Steppe Location: 20-30 degrees (N and S latitudes) Well developed on W sides of continents Stable side of STHP Mechanisms: STHP all year Sensible heating and a lack of cloud cover max temperature on earth Seasonal variation in solar radiation Characteristics: Hot summers, mild winters Deserts: extremely low rainfall totals...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course GEOG 1111 taught by Professor Hopkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 4

9-29 - Rainy summers, dry winters Temperature maxend of dry...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online