Climographs - and mean annual temperature. Need to have a...

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Climographs Precipitation is shown as a bar graph Temperature is shown as a line graph Global circulation patterns ITCZ and Subtropical High follow the sun’s position. ITCZ brings summer rain Semi-permanent high pressure cells also follow sun Stable, dry, diverging and descending air. Semi-permanent low pressure cells create cyclonic storms, converge and rise, unstable air creating clouds and precipitation. Classification of World Climates Köppen’s classification Applied system based on the vegetation. Much of the early work was carried out by plant physiologists and plant geographers who found a correlation between vegetation and temperature & moisture. Based on monthly mean temperatures, monthly mean precipitation,
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Unformatted text preview: and mean annual temperature. Need to have a long term average = 30 years. Köppen’s Major Climates A – Tropical climates B - Dry climates C – Mesothermal humid (mild winter) D – Microthermal humid (severe winter) E – Polar climates H – Highland (mountainous regions) Tropical Climates (A) Low Latitude Climates Basically seasonless For the most part lie between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn Warm year round with high insolation The sun’s rays at noon are never far from overhead Located between the tropics Dominated by the ITCZ, trade winds, and STHP Three tropical climates Af Am Aw...
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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