Exam 3 notes - Exam 3 Global Climates and Climate Change:...

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Exam 3 Global Climates and Climate Change: Chapters 8, 9, 10 Biogeography: Chapter 11 Soils: Chapter 12 Chapter 8 -Pg 201: Köppen System, pg 203: climograph, pg 204: simplified köppen climate classes, pg 206-207 know maps (know global pattern ex where is Cfa climate located on each continent? Between 30-40 degrees N and S latitude, and on the East), stop before ice ages Chapter 9 -pg 232-233 map and table of humid tropical climates regions, Elements of Weather Temperature, Precipitation, Pressure, wind, etc. Climate and Climate Classification -Temperature Seasonality (is there a seasonal pattern), Amount (of rainfall per -Precipitation year), Extremes (how dry or wet, hot or cold) Climate/Global Location -High Pressure Zones -Low Pressure Zones -Hadley Cell -Prevailing Winds -Rain shadow Effect World-Wide Climate Controls 1) Latitude (N or S of the equator colder/elevation) 2) Land/Water Distribution (Land heats and cools faster, but water holds heat longer, no humid microthermal climate type in southern hemisphere) 3) Ocean Currents 4) Altitude 5) Mountain Barriers 6) Pressure and Wind 7) Storms Climates of the World Classification Distribution Controls 1-7^^ Temp Precipitation Classifications of Climate: 1 st column (capital letter)-average annual temperature Jan-Dec: if all months are above 64.4F A
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Jan-Dec: if all months are between 26.6F-64.4F C Jan-Dec: if all months are below 26.6F D ET: 50F EF: 32F BS: steppe BW: desert 2 nd column (lowercase)-precipitation (vegetation) -w=winter dry -s=summer dry -f=no dry season 3 rd column (lowercase)-temperature pattern Descriptions: -Af=tropical rainforest, broadleaf/evergreen, moist all year -Aw=tropical savanna -Cfa=humid sub-tropical -Cfb/c=marine west coast -Csa/b=Mediterranean
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course GEO 121 taught by Professor Medley during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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