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Tropical climates
Winterless climates
coldest month >18 celcius
Tropical Rain forest
Moist and warm
Bellow the ITCZ
Lots of rain
ITCZ
Tropcial Monsoon Climates
Climates with a dry season that lasts one or more months
Rainforest
ITCZ
Tropical Savanna
Winter dry conditions
Temperatures fluctuate a lot
Grasslands with scatter trees
ITCZ
Mesothermal Climates
Approximately 55% of the world's population resides here
Warmest month >10 celcius
Humid Subtropical Hot Summer
Moist: Influenced by air masses
Year round precipitation
Japan
Humid subtropical Winter Dry
Associated with winter dry pulse of the monsoons
Summer months receive more than 10x of the rainfall of the driest winter month
Marine West Coast Climates
Cool summers and mild winters
Maritime polar masses dominate
Year round presipitation
New Zealand
Mediterranean Dry summer Climates
Present in areas where high pressure is predominant inthe summer months
A lot of rainfull in winter
S[ain, California
Microthermal Climates
Long winters and some summer warmth
Great temperature changes
Russia
Humid continental Hot Summer Climates
Influenced by maritime tropical air masses
Year precipitation, winter drought (rare)
US
Humid Continental Mild Summer climates
Frost free periods
Lower presipitation
Mild winters, year round precipitation
Important agricultural region
Subarctic Climates
Greatest seasonality
Very thin soils usually frozen
year round precipitation, dry winter, and colder
Canada
Polar Climates
Summerless climates
Extreme day lenght variations
Poles
Tundra
Continues snow cover for more than 8 months
Ice cap
Climates have permanent ice
Polar marine
Moremoderate than other polar climates
Dry arid and semiarid climates
Classified by precipitation
Permanent water deficit
Vegetation is drought resistant
Deserts
Steppes
Desserts
Hot low Latitude Desert Climates
Concentrated onthe western sides of continents
Rainfall associated with convectional showers during summer
Sahara
cold Mild-Latitued Desert Climates
It is found over a very small area
Usually used for grazing
US
Hot Low Latitude Steppe
Summer dry, winter wet
Some vegetation
Australia
Cold Mild Latitued Steppe
Variable and undependable rainfall
Mid laititude cyclones
Canada