Climate Review-Rev Sp09

Climate Review-Rev Sp09 - Review of climate types and...

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Unformatted text preview: Review of climate types and biomes …..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 Answer questions about this climograph What do the temperature patterns say about latitude? Subtropical, flattish curve but too cold for tHow would you ropical characterize the precipitation patterns and seasonality? Dry summer What are the controls? Summer-STH Winter-Frontal precip A F D B C I G E 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 clicking.. Temperature Temperature patterns and latitude? lTropical atitude? Precipitation Precipitation patterns and seasonality? seasonality? Extreme summer, Extreme Dry winter Dry Climate type? Tropical Monsoon Tropical Controls of Controls precip? precip? Onshore/offshore Onshore/offshore flow flow A F D B C J G E H Where would you most likely find Tropical Monsoon? J. Myanmar Temperature patterns and Temperature latitude? latitude? Warm summer, cold Warm winter (below freezing), mid-latitude, continental Precipitation patterns Precipitation and seasonality? and rain all year long rain Climate type? Humid Continental (D) Humid Continental (D) Humid A F D C B J G E H Where would you most likely find Humid Continental? D. New York City and F. Moscow (the climograph was Moscow) What kind of climate does this look like? like? What latitude, What high, mid-, low? low? Subtropical Subtropical (hot summer cool but not cold winter cold Which Hemisphere? A F D B J E G H Which site best represents a subtropical desert? H. Alice Springs, Australia Temperature Temperature patterns and latitude? latitude? Precipitation Precipitation patterns and seasonality? seasonality? ropical, Low Dry winter Climate type? Tropical Savann Cause of dry season? STH Tropical Savanna A F D B J G E L 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 F D K B C J G E 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 Think H temp Humid Subtropical been… What climate type? A F D K B C J G E 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? A P L B C E 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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