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Title: Climates Defined


1
Climates Defined
  • Myers Social 7

2
Class Opener
  • YOUVE JUST WON THE LOTTERY!
  • Write a letter to Bob the Builder of Myers Dream
    Homes Inc.
  • Describe what two climate zones you will build
    two new dream homes.
  • Be sure to include the necessities - consider the
    climates you will be living in.
  • This letter is not a list of things in your house
    (ie 60 inch flat screens) but the things your
    house needs to accommodate the climate

3
Description
  • With the person next to you
  • Describe the summers and winters of each of the
    eleven climates
  • Winter Cold and Dry
  • Summer Hot and wet

4
Find this climate
  • Middle Latitude
  • Dry Summer - Wet Winter
  • Mild Winter - Warm Summer

5
6 MediterraneanSan Francisco, CA
Millimeters
Celsius
6
Mediterranean
  • Average Temp 40-80 F
  • Precip Mostly in winter 10-20
  • Vegetation Broadleaf vegetation
  • Location S. California, Spain, Italy

7
Find this climate
  • High Latitude
  • Extremely dry
  • Very Cold Summer - Cold winter

8
11 Ice Cap ClimateMcMurdo Station, Antarctica
Millimeters
Celsius
9
Ice Cap
  • Average Temp lt32
  • Record -126.9
  • Precip Very little
  • Location Antarctica, Greenland, Russia

10
Find this climate
  • Low Latitude
  • Lots of precipitation year round
  • Mild temperatures year round

11
1 Tropical RainforestIquitos, Peru
Millimeters
Celsius
12
Tropical Rainforest
  • Average Temp 75-85
  • Precip 60-120 per year
  • Vegetation Lush Jungle
  • Location South America and Asia

13
Find this climate
  • Middle Latitude
  • Moderate Precipitation
  • Cool Winters - Warm/Hot Summers

14
5 Humid Sub-TropicalMemphis, Tennessee
Millimeters
Celsius
15
Humid Sub Tropical
  • Average Temp 40-80
  • Precip 20-65
  • Vegetation - Mixed forests
  • Location - Florida, Australia, China

16
Find this climate
  • Middle Latitude
  • Moderate precipitation year round
  • Cold winters - Warm-Hot summers

17
7 Humid ContinentalChicago, IL
Millimeters
Celsius
18
Humid Continental
  • Average Temp lt32 up to 80
  • Precip 20-40
  • Vegetation Mixed Forests
  • Location - Minnesota, E. Europe, Japan

19
Find this climate
  • High Latitude
  • Summers have low precipitation
  • Very Cold Winters
  • This place has -45C

20
9 Subarctic ClimateYakutsk, Russia
Millimeters
Celsius
21
Subarctic
  • Average Temp lt32 - lt71
  • Precip 10-20
  • Vegetation Needleleaf forests
  • Location Russia, Canada, Sweden

22
Find this climate
  • Middle Latitude
  • Wet winters - moderately wet summers
  • Cold winter - Cool summer

23
8 Marine West CoastVancouver, British Columbia
Millimeters
Celsius
24
Marine West Coast
  • Average Temp 40-70
  • Precip 60-80
  • Vegetation Mixed forests
  • Location Only western edges of continents -
    Seattle, England, France

25
Find this climate
  • Low Latitude
  • Dry Summer - Most precip. in Winter
  • Warm year-round

26
3 Tropical SteppeDry Waters, Australia
Millimeters
Celsius
27
Tropical Steppe
  • Average Temp 75-80
  • Precip Unreliable 10-20
  • Vegetation - Short grasses, thorny bushes
  • Location - Colorado, Pakistan, Australia

28
Find this climate
  • Low Latitude
  • Dry year round
  • Hot year round

29
2 Tropical DesertTindouf, Algeria
Millimeters
Celsius
30
Tropical Desert
  • Average Temp 60-110
  • Precip - lt10
  • Vegetation Scattered plants and cacti
  • Location Egypt, New Mexico, Saudi Arabia

31
Find this climate
  • High Latitude
  • Dry year round
  • Cold winters, cool summers

32
10 Tundra Climate Barrow, Alaska
Millimeters
Celsius
33
Tundra
  • Average Temp Most months below freezing - may
    get to 50
  • Precip Usually lt10
  • Vegetation Taiga, mosses
  • Location Greenland, Canada

34
Find this climate
  • Low Latitude
  • Dry Winter - Extremely Wet summer
  • Warm year round

35
4 Tropical MonsoonBanglador, India
Millimeters
Celsius
36
Tropical Monsoon
  • Average Temp 75-80
  • Precip Very little some months, then large
    amounts others
  • Vegetation Rainforest and Jungle
  • Location Parts of India, SE Asia

37
Add this to the back of your packet!
38
Highland/Vertical Climate
  • Typically 7,000 feet and above
  • Altitude is biggest influence on climate
  • Precipitation and temperature vary
  • Usually cold and dry

39
Climate Maps
  • Using only your brain (and notes)
  • Use the world climate map to theorize and label
    where in the world these 11 climates are located
  • Then on the opposite side use Page 13 in the
    atlas to color the accurate climate zones
  • The map is hand drawn, use your best estimates
    when labeling areas that appear different
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