Chapter 3, Section 3 World Climate Regions
 
Tropical Wet <ul><li>Little variation in temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Average temperature of 80 degrees F </li></ul><ul><...
 
Tropical Wet and Dry <ul><li>Subregion of Tropical Wet </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy summer season, dry winter season </li></ul>...
 
Semi-Arid Climate <ul><li>Receives about 16 inches of rain per year </li></ul><ul><li>Summers hot; winters mild to cold; c...
 
Desert <ul><li>Categorized according to amount of rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 10 inches of rain per year </li></u...
 
Mediterranean <ul><li>Named for land around Mediterranean sea </li></ul><ul><li>Summers dry and hot, winters cool and rain...
 
Marine West Coast Climate <ul><li>Located close to ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently cloudy, foggy, damp </li></ul><ul><l...
 
Humid Subtropical <ul><li>Long summers, high humidity </li></ul><ul><li>Found on east coasts of continents </li></ul><ul><...
 
Humid Continental <ul><li>Found in mid-latitude zones of Northern Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>Great variety in temperatur...
 
Subarctic  Zone <ul><li>Evergreen forests - taiga </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature variations  </li></ul><ul><li>Summers = sh...
 
Tundra Climate <ul><li>Treeless lands around Arctic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Northern Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><...
Ice Cap <ul><li>Snow, ice, permanently freezing temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Polar deserts: less than 10 inches of preci...
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Geo: Chapter Three, Section 3

  1. 1. Chapter 3, Section 3 World Climate Regions
  2. 3. Tropical Wet <ul><li>Little variation in temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Average temperature of 80 degrees F </li></ul><ul><li>Days sunny, afternoon showers, almost daily </li></ul><ul><li>More than 80 inces of rain a year </li></ul><ul><li>Look at map on page 60-61: </li></ul><ul><li>-Identify five countries that have tropical wet climate </li></ul><ul><li>-How might life be different in these regions? What struggles do you think exist there? What resources? </li></ul>
  3. 5. Tropical Wet and Dry <ul><li>Subregion of Tropical Wet </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy summer season, dry winter season </li></ul><ul><li>Temperatures cooler in dry season, warmer in wet season </li></ul><ul><li>Regions surround Tropical Wet </li></ul><ul><li>-Identify five countries that have tropical wet and dry climate </li></ul><ul><li>-Describe life here </li></ul>
  4. 7. Semi-Arid Climate <ul><li>Receives about 16 inches of rain per year </li></ul><ul><li>Summers hot; winters mild to cold; can produce snow </li></ul><ul><li>Located in interior of continents or around desert zones </li></ul><ul><li>-Identify five countries that have semi-arid climates </li></ul><ul><li>-typically what latitude are semi-arid climate zones? </li></ul><ul><li>-discuss how life may be in these areas </li></ul>
  5. 9. Desert <ul><li>Categorized according to amount of rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 10 inches of rain per year </li></ul><ul><li>Hot deserts - Sahara, Arabian: low humidity, high temperatures during day; cooler temperatures at night </li></ul><ul><li>Cool/cold deserts - found mostly in Northern Hemisphere, form because of orographic rainfall, summers are hot, winters cool </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-what countries have deserts? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-what lifestyle is sustainable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-characteristics of desert areas? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 11. Mediterranean <ul><li>Named for land around Mediterranean sea </li></ul><ul><li>Summers dry and hot, winters cool and rainy </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of agricultural activity, densely populated </li></ul><ul><li>-Identify countries in world </li></ul><ul><li>-why do you think these areas are densely populated? </li></ul>
  7. 13. Marine West Coast Climate <ul><li>Located close to ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently cloudy, foggy, damp </li></ul><ul><li>Constant temperatures because of warm oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Precipitation evenly distributed throughout year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify areas in world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is life style like there? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 15. Humid Subtropical <ul><li>Long summers, high humidity </li></ul><ul><li>Found on east coasts of continents </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to hurricanes </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for agriculture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is life like there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you think hurricanes affect these areas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do ocean and wind currents affect this climate? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 17. Humid Continental <ul><li>Found in mid-latitude zones of Northern Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>Great variety in temperature and precipitation </li></ul><ul><li>Four distinct seasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life there? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 19. Subarctic Zone <ul><li>Evergreen forests - taiga </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature variations </li></ul><ul><li>Summers = short, cool; Winters = very cold </li></ul>
  11. 21. Tundra Climate <ul><li>Treeless lands around Arctic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Northern Hemisphere </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 15 inches precipitation per year </li></ul><ul><li>Permafrost - subsoil that is constantly frozen </li></ul>
  12. 22. Ice Cap <ul><li>Snow, ice, permanently freezing temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Polar deserts: less than 10 inches of precipitation </li></ul><ul><li>128.6 below in Antarctica </li></ul>

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