Climate analog

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Chapter 5 of the Designers manual, intro to how weather patterns are created, and classifying climates, how we sue this in design, and climate analog- which means knowing what to plant when you go to …

Chapter 5 of the Designers manual, intro to how weather patterns are created, and classifying climates, how we sue this in design, and climate analog- which means knowing what to plant when you go to different parts of the world

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  • 1. Climatic Factors, classification, and analog
  • 2. Orbits of Earth, Sun, and Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkWyM-M8o0c
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  • 4. Gaseous combination of earth atmosphere
  • 5. Changes from Volcanism, industry, ag. and forestry
  • 6. Meteors, oceanic currents, and high level atmospheric jet streams
  • 7. Fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field, solar flares
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  • 9. Tropics and Sub tropics
    • No month below 18 °C (64 °F) mean temperature
    • coolest months above 0°C (32°F) but below 18 °C (64 °F) (frost free areas)
    • cold below above 0°C (32°F) but mean avg. summer over 10°C (50°F) degree summers
    • warmest months below 10°C (50°F)
    Temperate and Polar
  • 10. Arid and Desert
    • Evaporation over Precipitation
    • 25 cm (10 in)- 50 Cm (19.5 in)
    • 25 cm (10 in) or less mean
  • 11. Why examine Climate?
    • need to know what types of plants and how we structure them
    • Breeds and selection of animals
    • Cultivated ecology techniques (swales frequency and dimensions, fertility maintenance, and
    • building materials-local materials with also thermal mass or insulation
    • we don’t want to bring temperate methods into drylands and tropics
  • 12. Design
    • Allow for extremes in design
    • Find out totals and distribution and rainfall
    • Light availability- heavy fog areas for flowereing plants
    • Continental Climates- more temp extremes
    • Maritime Climates- buffer severe heat or cold
    • Attitude effects- every 100 m of altitude is equivalent to 1 degree of latitude, so temps in subs
    • Note tree flagging
    • Put wind Socks in
    • Accurate Temp- several max/min – help with microclimate
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