3. Savanna/Continental Mediterranean



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  • 1.Desert
  • 2. Steppe
  • 5. Tropical
  • 6. Highland
  • Climate
  • Climate

I. CLIMATE ZONES

  • Climate: an areas normal weather pattern over long periods of time.
  • A. Tropical
  • B. Desert
  • B. Steppe
  • C. Mediterranean
  • C. Savanna / Continental
  • D. Continental
  • D. Highland
  • E. Arctic

THE 7 CLIMATE ZONES

  • DESERT (Dry)
  • STEPPE
  • MEDITERRANEAN
    • Marine West Coast
  • TROPICAL
    • Tropical Wet
    • Tropical Wet/Dry
  • SAVANNA or CONTINENTAL
    • Subtropical Humid
  • HIGHLANDS
  • ARCTIC
    • Tundra
    • Icecap
  • Tropical
  • Steppe
  • Desert
  • Mediterranean
  • Savanna
  • Highlands
  • Tropical
  • Steppe
  • Desert
  • Mediterranean
  • Savanna &
  • Continental
  • Arctic
  • Highlands

1.DESERT

  • Hot
  • Dry
  • Little to no vegetation
  • 0 – 10 inches of rain per year
  • Temperatures swing widely between daylite and nite-time
    • Summer days = 100+
    • Winter Nites = -0

2. STEPPE

  • Areas surrounding deserts
    • Can be somewhat grassy, but not many trees
  • Fairly hot and dry
  • Always a step more or less than desert conditions
  • Rainfall = 10 – 25ish
  • Temperature = 60 – 80 F.

3. SAVANNA / CONTINENTAL

  • Grassy areas – Good deal of vegetation
    • A lot of wildlife: Safari
  • Seasonal
  • Rainfall = 20 – 45 inches
  • Temperature = 55 – 80

4. MEDITERRANEAN

  • Mild year around
  • Cool mild summers
  • Warm, mild, rainy winters
  • Temp. = 50 - 75
  • 20 – 40 inches of rain per year

5. TROPICAL

  • Close to the Equator
  • Hot & Humid (– It’s like a hot tub)
  • Rainfall = 65 – 85+
    • (sometimes up to 120)
  • Temperature = 70 – 90
    • Tropical Rain Forests
    • A lot of wildlife
    • Coastal Areas

6. HIGHLAND

  • Mountainous area or area of High Elevation
  • Ave. annual precipitation = 40 – 60 inches
  • Ave. annual temperature = 60-ish
  • It gets colder as you go higher…
    • Timberline: the elevation above which no trees can grow.

Essay

  • Describe how living in a particular climate zone would affect 3 different cultural traits.
  • Write in essay style.
  • Define/describe the climate zone
  • Explain how & why things would be different, not just that they would be different.

Effects on CLIMATE

  • Wind & Water
  • Location:
    • Latitude
    • Altitude
    • Topography

2. Location: Coastal Areas

  • Storms:
  • Weather:
    • changes in an areas air during short periods of time

1. Location: Latitude

  • Areas of the earth surrounding the equator.
    • Ranging 30o North or South
    • This area is always close to the sun (tropics)

3. Location: Physical features

  • Physical Features:
    • Mountains can block the air from moving inland
      • = Mountain Range
      • = Wind

4. Currents: moving streams of ocean water

5. Monsoons

  • Seasonal winds.
  • Winter Monsoons: A wind from the Northeast or North that brings cool drying winds over Asia in the Winter.
  • Summer Monsoons: A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer.

III. Water Cycle

III. Water Cycle




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