Presentation on theme: "Canada’s Climate Regions"— Presentation transcript:
1 Canada’s Climate Regions 8.2.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the basic features of Canada’s landscape and climateidentify and locate major climatic regions of Canadaexplain the characteristics of Canada’s climatic regions and account for the variation among them
2 Dry Climatesamount of evaporation & transpiration may exceed amounts of precipitationsome are warm, and some are cool (annual temp. less than 18ºC)characterized by little rain and a huge daily temperature range. Two subgroups, S - semiarid or steppe, and W - arid or desert
3 Warm, Moist Climates (Maritime/Marine West Coast) warm, humid summers and mild wintersin Humid Middle Latitude Climates land/water differences play a large partthese climates have warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
4 Cool, Moist Climates (Temperate continental) over 70% of Canadawarmest version (humid with warm summers)Subarctic zone (short, cool summer & only 1-3 months over 10ºC)found in the interior regions of large land massestotal precipitation is not very high and seasonal temperatures vary widely.
5 Polar Climates very cold and dry Tundra zone and Ice Cap area permanent ice and tundra are always presentonly about four months of the year have above freezing temperatures
6 Polar Climates continued (High Latitude Climates) SubarcticTundraIce Cap
7 Elements of Climate Latitude (sunshine) Air Masses and Winds Ocean CurrentsClouds and PrecipitationAltitudeBodies of WaterMountain Barriers
8 Bibliography http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm Canadian Identity (p.31-37)