9.2 - Climate and Vegetation of Latin America

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9.2 - Climate and Vegetation of Latin America

  1. 1. Latin America: Climate and Vegetation
  2. 2. <ul><li>Latin America has a large variety of climates and vegetation. </li></ul><ul><li>It does, after all, stretch all the way from the Texas border in the north to almost the Antarctic Circle in the south. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tropical Climate Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical wet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These include rain forests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot and very, very rainy year round. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Tropical Wet and Dry </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly in South America and are usually savannahs – a bit like plains. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dry Climate Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Semiarid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly dry, but does get some regular rain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to be grassy with desert shrubs, like tumbleweeds (got these all the time in Lubbock). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Desert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very little rain and mostly scrubland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located mainly in northern Mexico and northern Chile. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Mid-Latitude Climate Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Humid Sub-tropical </li></ul><ul><li>Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>Marine West Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Highlands. </li></ul><ul><li>You should already know what these are. To know where they are, refer to your book on page 209. </li></ul>

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