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  • Climates of the World

  • World Climate RegionsHigh LatitudeMiddle LatitudeLow LatitudeMiddle LatitudeHigh LatitudeArctic CircleAntarctic CircleTropic of CapricornTropic of CancerEquator

  • Type of Climate:Humid TropicalCategory: Low Latitude

    Description: Warm & Rainy, tropical vegetation, rain forests

  • N or S of Equator?????

  • Humid TropicalLat/Long = 3.39 S, 73.18 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 26.1 (79F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 1.4Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 2879.2 (111)What do you notice about the range in temperature?What do you notice about the precipitation?

  • Type of Climate:Tropical SavannaCategory: Low Latitude

    Description: Warm year round; tropical grassland with scattered trees

  • N or S of the Equator???

  • Tropical Savanna Latitude/Longitude 14 42' N,17 29' WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 24.5 (76.1F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 7.1Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 578 (22)250mm = 9.825C = 77F

  • Type of Climate:DesertCategory: Dry (Any latitude)Description: Arid, sunny and hot in tropics, wide temp. ranges in mid latitudes, few drought tolerant plants

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude 27 40 N, 8 7 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 22.8 (73.4F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 21.2Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 43.8 (1.7)Desert

  • Type of Climate:SteppeCategory: Dry (Any latitude)

    Description: Semiarid; little precipitation, hot summers, cooler winters; wide temp ranges in day; grassland with few trees

  • N or S of Equator????

  • Latitude/Longitude 16.25S; 133.3EAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 26.5 (79.7F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 10Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 536.2 (21)150mm=6Steppe

  • Type of Climate:MediterraneanCategory: Mid-latitude

    Description: Dry, sunny, warm and mild summers, wet winters; scrub, woodland and grassland

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude 37.45 N, 122.26 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 13.75 (56.75F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 9Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 475 (18.7)

    Mediterranean

  • Type of Climate:Humid SubtropicalCategory: Mid-latitudeDescription: Hot & humid summers; mild and humid winters; year round rain; hurricanes and typhoons on coast; mixed forest

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude 35 N, 90 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 17 (62F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 22Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 1222 (48)Humid Subtropical

  • Type of Climate:Marine West CoastCategory: Mid-latitudeDescription: Cloudy, mild summers, cool and rainy winters; temperate evergreen forest

  • N or S of Equator?

  • Latitude/Longitude 51.3N, .07 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = 10.4 (50.2F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 14Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 595 (23.5)

    Marine West Coast

  • Type of Climate:Humid ContinentalCategory: Mid-latitudeDescription: Four distinct seasons; long and cold winters; short and warm summers; varying precipitation; mixed forest

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude41.9 N, 87.5 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) =10.3Annual Temperature Range (C) =29.2Total Annual Precipitation (mm) =904.4

    Humid Continental

  • Type of Climate:SubarcticCategory: High latitude

    Description: Extreme temperatures; long and cold winters; short and cool summers; northern evergreen forests

  • N or S of Equator?

  • Latitude/Longitude62.1 N, 129.49 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = -10.08 (13F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 63Total Annual Precipitation (mm) =213 (8.3)Subarctic

  • Type of Climate:TundraCategory: High latitude

    Description: Cold all year; long and cold winters; short and cool summers; little precipitation; moss, lichens, low shrubs, permafrost, marshes

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude71.2 N,156 WAverage Annual Temperature (C) = -12.7 (9.4F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 32Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 110 (4.3)

    Tundra

  • Type of Climate:Ice capCategory: High latitude

    Description: Freezing cold; snow and ice all year; little precipitation; no vegetation

  • N or S of Equator???

  • Latitude/Longitude 77 S, 166 EAverage Annual Temperature (C) = -17.0 (1.4F)Annual Temperature Range (C) = 23Total Annual Precipitation (mm) = 7.8 (.3)

    Ice cap

  • Type of Climate:HighlandCategory: All latitudes

    Description: Found in mountains and higher elevations; temperatures and precipitation vary as the elevation changes; forest tundra vegetation which depends on elevation

  • N or S of Equator???

  • 14144S, 2915.5E

  • CreditsWorld Climate map and photographs taken from http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm

    Climographs taken fromhttp://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/uwsp_lectures/climates_toc.html

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