16 C Mesothermal Sp09

16 C Mesothermal Sp09 - Exam Nov 4, Movie/Ex 3 Nov 6...

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55% of world population lives in C climates! 1. 2. 3. Mesothermal (C) Climates: 1. Humid Subtropical 2. Marine West Coast 3. Mediterranean Exam Nov 4, Movie/Ex 3 Nov 6
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Lower mid-latitudes East and West coasts Distribution of Mesothermal (C) Climates
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Humid Subtropical 1. Humid Subtropical (Cfa) - east sides of continents at mid- and subtropical latitudes Most important in the Americas in SE Asia
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Features of Humid Subtropical Climates (Cfa) Rain in all seasons (~30—80 in/ yr) Relatively mild winters (ave temps > freezing) controls: Frontal precip / Westerlies Hot, Humid summers: convective T-storms controls: mT air mass - onshore flow
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Typical C climates around 35 How are these 2 subtly different and why? More extreme, drier
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Not so classic examples…. too cold for A How would you know this is not a tropical cliimate?
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Where is the driest place? …the wettest?
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Blacksburg 36.3 in / yr – rain shadow location
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- Natural condition (without human modification) is largely forested mid- latitude broadleaf and mixed forest. BIOME in Humid Subtropical climates (C) Dale Hollow, KY
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Angiosperm-Seed enclosed by fruit Gymnosperm- Naked seed oak, hickory maple, beech, poplar pines, hemlocks, firs, spruces 2 Major divisions of Trees: Broadleaf and Needleleaf
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Coniferous forest Broadleaf forest Mid-lat Mixed Forest (broadleaf and conifers) Mid-latitude Forests: Humid Subtropical Has all three types
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Mid-latitude Forests Occur in both Humid Subtropical (C) and Humid Continental (D) climates (will mention again in D climate lecture)
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Broadleaf trees in the midlatitudes are mostly deciduous (unlike tropical evergreen broadleaf trees)
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A few broadleaf trees are evergreen especially in more southern Humid Subtropical areas and protected sites Magnolia
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The Southern Appalachians are covered by Broadleaf Deciduous and Mixed Forests
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We have some coniferous forest on top of mountains; Spruce-Fir forest (Whitetop Mt. VA)
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The Southern Appalachians (esp. Great Smoky Mt. NP)
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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