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1 Climates Defined Myers Social 7

2 Class Opener YOU’VE JUST WON THE LOTTERY! Write a letter to Bob the Builder of Myers Dream Homes Inc. Describe what two climate zones you will build two new dream homes. Be sure to include the necessities - consider the climates you will be living in. This letter is not a list of things in your house (ie: 60 inch flat screens) but the things your house needs to accommodate the climate

3 Description With the person next to you Describe the summers and winters of each of the eleven climates –Winter: Cold and Dry –Summer: Hot and wet

4 Find this climate Middle Latitude Dry Summer - Wet Winter Mild Winter - Warm Summer

5 #6 Mediterranean San Francisco, CA Millimeters Celsius

6 Mediterranean Average Temp: F Precip: Mostly in winter 10-20” Vegetation: Broadleaf vegetation Location: S. California, Spain, Italy

7 Find this climate High Latitude Extremely dry Very Cold Summer - Cold winter

8 #11 Ice Cap Climate McMurdo Station, Antarctica Millimeters Celsius

9 Ice Cap Average Temp: <32 –Record: Precip: Very little Location: Antarctica, Greenland, Russia

10 Find this climate Low Latitude Lots of precipitation year round Mild temperatures year round

11 #1 Tropical Rainforest Iquitos, Peru Millimeters Celsius

12 Tropical Rainforest Average Temp: Precip: ” per year Vegetation: Lush Jungle Location: South America and Asia

13 Find this climate Middle Latitude Moderate Precipitation Cool Winters - Warm/Hot Summers

14 #5 Humid Sub-Tropical Memphis, Tennessee Millimeters Celsius

15 Humid Sub Tropical Average Temp: Precip: 20-65” Vegetation - Mixed forests Location - Florida, Australia, China

16 Find this climate Middle Latitude Moderate precipitation year round Cold winters - Warm-Hot summers

17 #7 Humid Continental Chicago, IL Millimeters Celsius

18 Humid Continental Average Temp: <32 up to 80 Precip: 20-40” Vegetation: Mixed Forests Location - Minnesota, E. Europe, Japan

19 Find this climate High Latitude Summers have low precipitation Very Cold Winters This place has -45°C

20 #9 Subarctic Climate Yakutsk, Russia Millimeters Celsius

21 Subarctic Average Temp: <32 - <71 Precip: 10-20” Vegetation: Needleleaf forests Location: Russia, Canada, Sweden

22 Find this climate Middle Latitude Wet winters - moderately wet summers Cold winter - Cool summer

23 #8 Marine West Coast Vancouver, British Columbia Millimeters Celsius

24 Marine West Coast Average Temp: Precip: 60-80” Vegetation: Mixed forests Location: Only western edges of continents - Seattle, England, France

25 Find this climate Low Latitude Dry Summer - Most precip. in Winter Warm year-round

26 #3 Tropical Steppe Dry Waters, Australia Millimeters Celsius

27 Tropical Steppe Average Temp: Precip: Unreliable ” Vegetation - Short grasses, thorny bushes Location - Colorado, Pakistan, Australia

28 Find this climate Low Latitude Dry year round Hot year round

29 #2 Tropical Desert Tindouf, Algeria Millimeters Celsius

30 Tropical Desert Average Temp: Precip: - <10” Vegetation: Scattered plants and cacti Location: Egypt, New Mexico, Saudi Arabia

31 Find this climate High Latitude Dry year round Cold winters, cool summers

32 #10 Tundra Climate Barrow, Alaska Millimeters Celsius

33 Tundra Average Temp: Most months below freezing - may get to 50 Precip: Usually <10” Vegetation: Taiga, mosses Location: Greenland, Canada

34 Find this climate Low Latitude Dry Winter - Extremely Wet summer Warm year round

35 #4 Tropical Monsoon Banglador, India Millimeters Celsius

36 Tropical Monsoon Average Temp: Precip: Very little some months, then large amounts others Vegetation: Rainforest and Jungle Location: Parts of India, SE Asia

37 Add this to the back of your packet!

38 Highland/Vertical Climate Typically 7,000 feet and aboveTypically 7,000 feet and above Altitude is biggest influence on climateAltitude is biggest influence on climate Precipitation and temperature varyPrecipitation and temperature vary Usually cold and dryUsually cold and dry

39 Climate Maps Using only your brain (and notes): –Use the world climate map to theorize and label where in the world these 11 climates are located Then on the opposite side use Page 13 in the atlas to color the accurate climate zones –The map is hand drawn, use your best estimates when labeling areas that appear different


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