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Class:GEOG 06110 - Investigations in Physical Geography
Subject:Geography
University:Rowan University
Term:Spring 2013
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Climate Types and Zone
  • - Equator
  • B - Tropics
  • C - Temperate
  • D - Arctic / Continental
  • E - Polar
To be an "A" Climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • All Temp >  64 degrees
To be a "B" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • Less than 10" of precipitation
To be a "C" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • All Temp > 32 degrees
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To be a "D" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • At least 1 month < 32
To be an "E" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • Up to 3 months > 32
  • All months < 32
Sub Categories of "A" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  2.4" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
  • m - Monsoon
                    10 x more precipitation in the summer > winter
Sub Categories of "B" climate & meaning
  • S - Steppe / Prairie
  • W - Desert
                    Can not receive more than 10" per year 
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Sub Sub Categories of "B" climate & meaning
  • h - Hot
                   > 64 degrees
  • k - Cold
                   < 64 degrees
Sub Categories of "C" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  1.2" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
  • s - Summer Dry
Sub Sub Categories of "C" climate & meaning
  • a - Warmest temp > 72 degrees
  • b - Warmest temp at least 4 months > 50 degrees
  • c - 1 to 3 months > 50 degrees
Sub Categories of "D" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  1.2" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
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Sub Sub Categories of "D" climate & meaning
  • a - Warmest temp > 72 degrees
  • b - Warmest temp at least 4 months > 50 degrees
  • c - 1 to 3 months > 50 degrees
  • d - Lowest temp < -38 degrees
Sub Categories of "E" climate & meaning
  • T - Tundra
                   Up to 3 months > 32 degrees
  • F - Frozen
                   All months < 32
Possibilities of "A" climates
  • Af
  • Aw
  • Am
Possibilities of "B" climates
  • BSh
  • BSk
  • BWh
  • BWk
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Possibilities of "C" climates
  • Cfa
  • Cfb
  • Cfc
  • Cwa
  • Cwb
  • Cwc
  • Csa
  • Csb
Possibilities of "D" climates
  • Dfa
  • Dfb
  • Dfc
  • Dfd
  • Dwa
  • Dwb
  • Dwc
  • Dwd
Possibilities of "E" climates
  • ET
  • EF
Summer Precipitation
  • Convection
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No frontal system in ______
  • Summer
  • "A" climate
Frontal Systems are during:
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Winter
If there is a lot of rain when the temperature decreases:
  • Opposite hemisphere than you'd think
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 Climate Types and Zone
  • - Equator
  • B - Tropics
  • C - Temperate
  • D - Arctic / Continental
  • E - Polar
 To be an "A" Climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • All Temp >  64 degrees
 To be a "B" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • Less than 10" of precipitation
 To be a "C" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • All Temp > 32 degrees
 To be a "D" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • At least 1 month < 32
 To be an "E" climate, the characteristic needed is...
  • Up to 3 months > 32
  • All months < 32
 Sub Categories of "A" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  2.4" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
  • m - Monsoon
                    10 x more precipitation in the summer > winter
 Sub Categories of "B" climate & meaning
  • S - Steppe / Prairie
  • W - Desert
                    Can not receive more than 10" per year 
 Sub Sub Categories of "B" climate & meaning
  • h - Hot
                   > 64 degrees
  • k - Cold
                   < 64 degrees
 Sub Categories of "C" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  1.2" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
  • s - Summer Dry
 Sub Sub Categories of "C" climate & meaning
  • a - Warmest temp > 72 degrees
  • b - Warmest temp at least 4 months > 50 degrees
  • c - 1 to 3 months > 50 degrees
 Sub Categories of "D" climate & meaning
  • f - Regular precipitation (moist)
                  1.2" / month
  • w - Winter Dry
 Sub Sub Categories of "D" climate & meaning
  • a - Warmest temp > 72 degrees
  • b - Warmest temp at least 4 months > 50 degrees
  • c - 1 to 3 months > 50 degrees
  • d - Lowest temp < -38 degrees
 Sub Categories of "E" climate & meaning
  • T - Tundra
                   Up to 3 months > 32 degrees
  • F - Frozen
                   All months < 32
 Possibilities of "A" climates
  • Af
  • Aw
  • Am
 Possibilities of "B" climates
  • BSh
  • BSk
  • BWh
  • BWk
 Possibilities of "C" climates
  • Cfa
  • Cfb
  • Cfc
  • Cwa
  • Cwb
  • Cwc
  • Csa
  • Csb
 Possibilities of "D" climates
  • Dfa
  • Dfb
  • Dfc
  • Dfd
  • Dwa
  • Dwb
  • Dwc
  • Dwd
 Possibilities of "E" climates
  • ET
  • EF
 Summer Precipitation
  • Convection
 No frontal system in ______
  • Summer
  • "A" climate
 Frontal Systems are during:
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Winter
 If there is a lot of rain when the temperature decreases:
  • Opposite hemisphere than you'd think
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