PhysGeogCh Essay

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Physical Geography
Quiz Chapters 8-9 McKnight
Instructor: Conti

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CHAPTER 8
Label the correct Köppen climate types for Charts 1 - 5. Use each of the following climate types only once.
A. Tropical Humid
B. Dry
C. Mild Mid-Latitude (Mesothermal)
D. Severe Mid-Latitude (Microthermal)
E. Polar
1. Chart 1 ____________________________________
2. Chart 2 ____________________________________
3. Chart 3 ____________________________________
4. Chart 4 ____________________________________
5. Chart 5 ____________________________________

Charts

1

Charts

2

Charts

3

Charts

4

Charts

5

6)

Another designation for Mediterranean climate is __________.
a) dry subtropical
b) marine west coast
c) upland savanna
d)
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Subtropical Desert
c.
Marine West Coast
d.
Tropical Wet
e.
None of the Above

Map

2

44. What could account for the difference in annual temperature range between Santa Monica, and
Pasadena or San Fernando, as shown on following chart?
a. Maritime influence
b. Elevation
c. Proximity to the
Sub-Tropical High
Pressure Zone
d. None of the above

True-False T=A, F=B
45.

The most common climate type in the world is the Mediterranean climate.

46.

The climate of the Sahara Desert would be classified as an “A” climate using the Köppen system.

47.

Latitude is the most important control of highland climates.

48.

A prime characteristic of Tropical wet climates is the low average annual temperature range.

49.

Rainforests would be found in a B type climate.

50.

Microthermal or severe mid-latitude climates are common in the Southern Hemisphere.

CHAPTER 9

51. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about ocean currents?
a) Western sides of continents in both hemispheres contain cool surface currents.
b) Circulating ocean currents are called gyres.
c) Ocean currents, like the Gulf Stream, can affect climates in nearby land areas.
d) There is a separate deep-water current called the thermohaline circulation that is different from wind-driven surface currents.
e) Ocean currents circulate in a clockwise pattern in the southern hemisphere.
52. Water covers approximately __________ of Earth's surface.
a) 50 percent
c) 25 percent
b) 93percent
d) 71 percent
53. When water

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