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…..quick reminder list
1. Tropical Rain forest (Af): Broadleaf, evergreen forest
2. Tropical Monsoon (Am): Broadleaf, mostly evergreen
forest (few more deciduous trees)
3. Tropical Savanna (Aw): grassland savanna
4. Desert (BW): scrub and succulents
5. Steppe (BS): short grass
6. Humid Subtropical (Cf): all forested with mid-lat mixed,
deciduous, or needleleaf
7. Marine West Coast (Cf-mild summer): big trees,
coniferous, or mixed (sometimes temperate rain forest)
8. Mediterranean (Cs-summer dry): Chaparral
9. Humid Continental (D): Mixed Forest
10. Subarctic (D): Boreal (conifer) forest
11. Polar (E): Tundra and Ice Caps
12. Highland (H) The following maps and climographs are The following maps and climographs are EXAMPLES only, NOT necessarily the ones on the exam!
Exam map will have latitude shown so will be better than one in this slideshow.
Instructions: For best results, put this in slideshow mode and click through one at a time, trying to answer the questions, then next click will show the answer. Mediterranean What climate type? Mediterranean Answer the following
questions about this
What do the
say about latitude?
curve but too cold for
tHow would you
What are the controls?
Winter-Frontal precip A
H Where would you most likely find Mediterranean climate?
(correct location stars will rotate when you click next) B. San Francisco This bar typo Try to answer these before
H Where would you most likely find Tropical Monsoon? J. Myanmar Temperature patterns and
Warm summer, cold
winter (below freezing),
rain all year long
rain Climate type?
Humid Continental (D) Humid Continental (D)
C B J
H Where would you most likely find Humid Continental? D. New York City and F. Moscow
(the climograph was Moscow) What kind of
cool but not
Which Hemisphere? A
D B J E
G H Which site best represents a subtropical desert? H. Alice Springs, Australia Temperature
seasonality? ropical, Low Dry winter
Climate type? Tropical Savann
Cause of dry season? STH Tropical Savanna A
D B J
H Where might you find Tropical Savanna?
(note: this choice does not match previous climograph,
which is actually from Yucatan Mexico) L. Zambia, Africa What climate type? Tundra Tundra – most months below freezing
- won’t make you compare to subarctic which
is close but not quite so cold F° S A
H Map only question: In which two sites might we find tundra? A. Barrow, Alaska and S. Northern Russia S.
(climograph was Barrow) Hdasdfja;sldfjla;sd
Humid asdlfjsad C
Humid Subtropical Think aboutumid and precip pattern as we have
H temp Humid Subtropical
been… What climate type? A
H Where might we find Humid Subtropical? K. Atlanta, Georgia (33°N) Choose a location (some have multiple sites) for each of
these and write down your answer: 1. temperate rain forest?
2. tropical rain forest? 3. Cool coastal desert?
F D M
Q G Approx 0° N H
K Q O
J R 1. B; 2. H, Q, N; 3. K
4. G, J, O; 5. P; 6. D
Good location(s) for 4. Tropical savanna?
5. Boreal forest?…..6. mid-latitude steppe?
NOTE: Latitude on exam map will be better marked this one. What biome? Could you put it on the map? Arctic tundra, Alaska 3.
This vegetation best represents 1. mid-latitude broadleaf
forest; 2. Chapparal; 3. Marine West Coast? This vegetation belongs in a _______ climate and is said to
be “Born to “_____” Mediterranean, burn What climate does this
vegetation belong in? Tropical Rain Forest,
Peruvian Amazon What climate is represented here?
What Desert, Arizona Do deserts burn? Good luck on the Exam! Chaparral after a burn, CA ...
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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.
- Spring '07