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Geo: Chapter Three, Section 3

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