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Unformatted text preview: Characteristics • Hot, dry summers Marine West Coast Location: • 40-50 degrees N/S latitude • West coast of continents Mechanisms: • PFW all year • Maritime climate Characteristics: • Mild winters, warm summers • Abundant rainfall all year • Minimal variation in temperature for midlatitude climate Humid Continental Climates Location: • Eastern sides of continents • 40-50 degrees N • US, Eurasia, only N hemisphere! (no large landmass in S hemisphere—too much ocean) Mechanisms: • PFW year round—cyclonic storms • Continental climate Characteristics: • Warm, humid summers • Cold winters • No dry season • Summer rainfall maximum • Winter—snow...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course GEOG 1111 taught by Professor Hopkins during the Fall '08 term at UGA.
- Fall '08