EnvSci_FL_Weather

EnvSci_FL_Weather - FL Climate Prepared by Prof Rodriguez 1...

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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 1 FL Climate
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Climate The year to year persistence of weather pattern over time in a particular place FL - humid, subtropical climate influenced by the Caribbean Sea & Gulf of Mexico Fall-Winter - Bermuda high - keep FL from continuous rain
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 3 Late spring - summer - Bermuda high weakens Thunderstorms occur in the late afternoon over land and at night over More lighting occur in Florida than in any other place in the US
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 4 Fronts from North cause the weather to oscillate between maritime tropical and continental winter During the dry season (Spring), fronts mitigate the dryness but may also cause severe low temperature stress During the rainy season, tropical storms & hurricanes replenish the water but may cause flooding
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09/24/11 Prepared by: Prof. Rodriguez 5 Extreme climatic events are mostly random and can severely damage plants & wildlife plants can adjust to gradual seasonal changes, but not to sudden abnormal changes Freezes occasionally kill extensive areas of mangroves forest and citrus growing
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