ClimaticZones&Types - Kppen System Modified Kppen...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Subject: Physical Geography Definitions short-run atmospheric conditions that exist for a given time in a specific area • temp, humidity, cloudiness, precipitaton, pressure, winds, storms, etc • climate - aggregate of day-to-day weather conditions over a period of time temperature and precipitation are most significant and understandable features when classifying climate Classification Schemes • generalize a vast array of data in a simple form • way to compare/contrast different areas • Ancient Greek Scheme • 5 zones - one torrid (tropics), 2 temperate (midlatitude), 2 frigid
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Kppen System Modified Kppen System - zones A = tropical humid (equatorial) B = dry (deserts: arid/semi-arid) C = mild midlatitude (mild winter) D = severe midlatitude (boreal, cold winter) E = polar (always cold) H = highland (mountains, plateaus) ------- Modified Addition 3 letter system first letter - climate group (temp) second letter - precipitation third letter - temp patterns Csa - Mediterranean C = mild lat temp, s - summer dry, a - hot summer second letter...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course GEOG 1002 taught by Professor Engstrom during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

Page1 / 2

ClimaticZones&Types - Kppen System Modified Kppen...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online