10-1 - Characteristics • Hot dry summers Marine West...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Geography 1111 10-1-08 Subtropical and Midlatitude Climates 1) Humid Subtropical 2) Mediterranean 3) Humid Continental 4) Marine West Coast Humid Subtropical Climates Location: East sides of continents 30-40degrees N/S latitude Mechanisms: PFW in winter Unstable side of STHP in summer Warm ocean current instability Cold ocean current stability Western side of continents-stable… eastern side-unstable which means more rainfall than western side Characteristics: Hot, humid summers Mild winters Convective rainfall in summer Cyclonic/frontal rainfall in winter No pronounced dry season Mediterranean Climates Location: Western side of continents 30-40 degrees latitude Mechanisms: PFW in winter Stable side of STHP in summer
Background image of page 1

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

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
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 UGA.

Page1 / 2

10-1 - Characteristics • Hot dry summers Marine West...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

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