By:Aliyah McGee

Climate Geography of North America

Humid-Subtropical

"A Humid-subtropical climate is found in the southeastern quarter of the United States"
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate

Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humid_subtropical_climate

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_climate

Picture: http://gfn.unizar.es/speic10/?q=node/33

Animal Source: http://www.picstopin.com/1680/colorful-macaw-forest-mountain-parrot/http:||free-hdwallpapers*com|wallpapers|animals|5863*jpg/

Steppe Climate

"West of 100 degrees west longitude is the steppe climate of the Great Plains"

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Picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppe

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate describes climatic regions that receive precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not extremely. A more precise definition is given by the Köppen climate classification that treats steppe climates (BSk and BSh) as intermediates between desert climates (BW) and humid climates in ecological characteristics and agricultural potential. Semi-arid climates tend to support short or scrubby vegetation, with semi-arid areas usually dominated by either grasses or shrubs.

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

Animal Source: http://rrms-biomes.tripod.com/id8.html

Desert

"The Intermountain region, located between the major mountain areas of the west, has mainly desert and steppe climates due ti its rain-shadow location"
Source: uk.weather.com/climate/climatesmore

Picture: http://www.saawinternational.org/environmentalrefugees.htm

Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), 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, or at most a very scanty scrub.

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

Animal Source: http://room42.wikispaces.com/Desert+Animals

Highland Climate

"The Rocky Mountains have highland climates, with temperatures and precipitation dependent upon elevation and exposure"

Source: www.climatetemp.info/oceanic-climate.htmlhttp://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/High_School_Earth_Science/World_Climates

Picture: http://www.africatravelresource.com/resources/nature/climate/climate-zones/humid-subtropical-high/

In the Köppen climate classification, the alpine climate is part of "Group E", along with the polar climate, where no month has a mean temperature higher than 10 °C (50 °F).[1] Certain highland climates can also fit under the hemiboreal climate or semi-arid climate groups of climate classification.

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

Animal Source: http://wallpapers.pupazzo.org/animals/slides/Highland%20Cow_%20Scotland.html

Marine-west Coast

"The mild marine-west coast climate dominates the Pacific Northwest"

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

Picture: http://www.earthonlinemedia.com/ipg/outlines/climates_marine_west_coast.html

An oceanic climate (also known as marine, west coast and maritime) is the climate typical of the west coasts at the middle latitudes of most continents, and generally features warm, but not hot summers and cool, but not cold winters, and a relatively narrow annual temperature range. It typically lacks a dry season, as precipitation is more evenly dispersed throughout the year. It is the predominant climate type across much of Europe, in coastal northwestern North America, portions of southwestern South America and small areas of Africa, in southeast Australia, and New Zealand, as well as isolated locations elsewhere.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_west_coast#Marine_West_Coast_Climate

Animal Source: http://www.mexfish.com/fish/calsealion/calsealion.htm

Mediterranean Climate

"The Mediterranean climate bathes southern and central California"

Source: http://tornado.sfsu.edu/geosciences/classes/m356/Pastlinks_F2004.html

Picture: http://www.touristmaker.com/climate/subtropical.html

A Mediterranean climate is the climate typical of the Mediterranean Basin, and is a particular variety of subtropical climate. The lands around the Mediterranean Sea form the largest area where this climate type is found, but it also prevails in much of California, in parts of Western and South Australia, in southwestern South Africa, sections of Central Asia, and in parts of central coastal Chile.

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

Animal Source: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/humans-now-wiping-out-species-at-1000-times-the-natural-rate.html

Humid-Tropical Climate

"Because the Hawaiian Islands fall in the easterly trade wind belt, they are wetter on the windward, eastern sides where they have a Humid-Tropical climate"

Source: www.globalhealthprimer.org/Diseases/tabid/62/cid/ViewDetails/ItemID/25/Default.aspxuk.weather.com/climateweather.com

Picture: http://www.costarica-americanstyle.com/knowing_costa_rica.htm

The humid tropical climate is characterised by season-long precipitation, which is particularly intensive during the so called rain season in the spring and in the autumn (when the sun stands directly above the equator).

Source: http://www.meteoblue.com/en_GB/content/485

Animal Source: http://animalworld.tumblr.com/post/4168115083/ornate-hawk-eagle-spizaetus-ornatus-c-kaphn8d

Tropical-Savanna

"On the leeward, western slopes there is a drier Tropical-Savanna climate"
Source: uk.weather.com/climate weather.com
Picture: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm
Tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate is a type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification categories "Aw" and "As".
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_savanna_climate

Animal Source: http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/9k.html

Subarctic Climate

"The Subarctic climate area is forested and has severe seasonal changes"

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

Picture: http://www.touristmaker.com/climate/subarctic.html

The subarctic climate (also called boreal climate) is a climate characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers.

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

Animal Source: http://forum.xcitefun.net/top-ten-beautiful-snow-animals-p-ii-last-t40311.html

Tundra Climate

"The Tundra climate area is cold all year"
Source: http://uk.weather.com/climate/climate

Picture: http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/tundra.htm

In physical geography, a tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_climate#Climatic_classification

Animal Picture: http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/arctic/snowyowl.html