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Low Latitude Climates  This chapter focuses on the climates that are found between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn. Low latitude climates o occupy the equatorial zone, much of the tropical zone and some of the subtropical zone.  o include climates that range from very wet to very dry.  o are influenced by the intertropical convergence zone, tropical easterly wind systems and the subtropical  high-pressure cells.  o experience travelling low pressure systems such as the easterly wave and tropical cyclones.  The  wet equatorial climate  is characterized by:  dominance of he intertropical convergence zone (ITC).  mE and mT air masses.  uniform, very warm temperatures in all seasons.  ample precipitation, heaviest when the ITC is nearby.  Monsoon and trade wind coastal climates  are characterized by:  heavy rainfall with strong seasonal patterns. 
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  • Fall '09
  • ITC, Intertropical Convergence Zone, Wet Equatorial Climate, Low Latitude Climates, wind coastal climates

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