Climate Geography of North America

Abby Greenlief

Marine West Coast Climate

"This climate lines western North America between 40° and 65° latitude, an area known as the Pacific Northwest"

source: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/World_Climates


word: humid continental climate
definition: A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters
source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_continental


Humid SubTropical Climate

"A humid subtropical climate is found in the south eastern quarter of the United States."
source: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/World_Climates


word: humid subtropical climate
definition:A humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa or Cwa) is a zone of subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. Under the Köppen climate definition, this category of climate type covers a broad range of attributes, especially in terms of winter temperatures. The term "subtropical" may be a misnomer for locations along the cooler ranges.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical
picture source: http://withfriendship.com/user/sathvi/humid-subtropical-climate.php


Tropical Savanna

"The very southern tip of Florida extends beyond the humid sub-tropical region. This area had a tropical savanna climate."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_savanna_climate


"Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands occur on all continents but Antarctica. They are widespread in Africa, and are also found all throughout South Asia, the northern parts of North America and Australia, and the southern United States."
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_savanna
picture source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savanna


Desert Climate

"Tucson, Arizona are native to the desert climate of the south-western United States."

source: http://uk.weather.com/climate/climate

DESERT climate

Web definitions

Desert climate, also known as an arid climate, is a climate that does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate, and in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at alL.
SOURCE:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_climate
PICTURE SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_climatE


Steppe Climate

"West of 100 west longitude is the steppe climate of the great plains."

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-arid_climate

desert

des·ert

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noun

1.

a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. Synonyms: waste, wasteland, barren wilderness.


SOURCE: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/desert?s=t
PICTURE SOURCE: http://placesbook.org/steppe


maditerranean climate

"The Mediterranean climate bathes southern and central California."
source: http://www.grabovrat.com/mapsViews/mapsViews80.html


Med·i·ter·ra·ne·an cli·mate

noun

noun: Mediterranean climate; plural noun: Mediterranean climates

  1. 1.

    a climate distinguished by warm, wet winters under prevailing westerly winds and calm, hot, dry summers, as is characteristic of the Mediterranean region and parts of California, Chile, South Africa, and southwestern Australia.

  2. SOURCE:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_climate
  3. PICTURE SOURCE: http://www.touristmaker.com/climate/subtropical.html


Humid contenental

"a humid continental climate covers the northeastern quarter of the nation"
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_continental_climate


A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_continental
picture soures; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland


subartic

"ALaska is the northernmost state and the only one that extends into the subarctic and tundra climates."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/subarctic_climate



sub·arc·tic


ˌsəbˈärktik,-ˈärtik/


adjective

adjective: subarctic; adjective: sub-arctic

  1. of or relating to the region immediately south of the Arctic Circle.

    source :www.thefreedictionary.com/subarctic

picture source: http://www.answers.com/topic/subarctic


Tundra

""ALaska is the northernmost state and the only one that extends into the subarctic and tundra climates."
source: http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/tundra.htm






frost
frost (frôst, frst)

n.

1. A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.

2. A temperature low enough to cause freezing.

3. The process of freezing.

4. A cold or icy manner.

v. frost·ed, frost·ing, frosts


source:http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Frost

picture: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frost