Presentation on theme: "Climate Regions Categorized by average temperature & precipitation."— Presentation transcript:
Climate Regions Categorized by average temperature & precipitation.
Zones Climate zones occur at similar latitudes. Warm at the Equator, cooler toward the poles
Tropical 0° to 30° latitudes Hot all year, average >64°F Precipitation 100+ inches. Tropical Wet- rains consistently Tropical Wet & Dry- distinct dry season
Arid 30° to 40° latitudes Evaporation is greater than precipitation. Constant high pressure system causes an absence of storms. Desert- evaporation is greater than 50% Steppe- semi-arid
Temperate 30° to 60° latitude Dramatic periodic weather change (seasons). Moderate- near seas or oceans; warm to hot summers, cool winters. Continental- away from regulating effects of oceans, large temperature variations; warm summers, cold winters.
Polar 60° to 90° latitude, near poles Cool, short summers, extremely cold winters. Tundra Ice Cap
Highland Climate varies depending on elevation.