Lect 19 - 'A' CLIMATES * Locations which have an avg. T...

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'A' CLIMATES * Locations which have an avg. T° > 18°C for each month Types : Af : Tropical Rainforest Aw : Tropical Savanna or Tropical Wet & Dry Am : Tropical Monsoon Af: Tropical Rainforest Location : centered on the equator; Amazon basin, parts of W. Africa parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea, Hawaii Characteristics : T°'s avg. 25°C+ each month with low annual range * total precipitation > 200cm(80in) per year, with > 6 cm every month Mechanisms : ITCZ present all year; extensive heating all year Location : 2 "belts" which fringe the Af areas, ~ 5° to 20° N or S In the U.S. only the southern tip of Florida has AW climate Characteristics : * 150 to 200 cm(60-80 in) of rain per year Mechanisms : shifting of the ITCZ north & south Summer: Winter: STH cells dominate as ITCZ moves out Am: Tropical Monsoon Location : India, Bangladesh, SE Asia
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course GEOG 1111 taught by Professor Hopkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Lect 19 - 'A' CLIMATES * Locations which have an avg. T...

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