Climate Zones

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Climate Zones by Mind Map: Climate Zones

1. tundra

1.1. very dry

1.2. brief chilly summers

1.3. very cold winters

1.4. permafrost (permanently frozen ground) is situated underneath the plant less regions of this climate

2. tropical wet

2.1. hot & muggy

2.2. frequent rain (showers, heavy rain, etc.)

2.3. The temperature between day & night has a more significant difference than summer & winter.

2.4. plants can grow all year long

3. tropical wet & dry

3.1. similar temperatures to tropical wet zone- high

3.2. winters are dry while summers are wet

3.3. rainfalls support savannahs or grasslands more than rainforests

4. semiarid

4.1. low precipitation

4.2. also called as -steppe-

4.3. border arid climates

4.4. considerable change in temperature between night & day

5. highland

5.1. mainly mountainous regions

5.2. each climate area depends on altitude

5.3. air temperature varies upon elevation

6. humid-subtropical

6.1. hot summers and freezing winters

6.2. large storms occur when in winter there are rainfalls or snowfalls

6.3. summer rainfalls are associated with thunderstorms or hurricanes

6.4. these climates are located daily in the Southeast of the World

7. meditarreanian

7.1. dry summer

7.2. mild, rainy winter

7.3. the closer to the coast the more balanced the temperatures are

8. arid

8.1. low precipitation

8.2. considerable change in temperature between night & day

8.3. clear sky & dry air

8.4. occurs on bigger land areas than any other climate

9. marine west coast

9.1. located mainly on the West of the World

9.2. prevailing winds blow from sea to land

9.3. the bodies of water influence the seasons as winters are cool/mild and summers are hot

9.4. bodies of water are daily calm and forms like clouds are low

10. icecap

10.1. coldest on Earth

10.2. in the summer temperatures rarely rise above the freezing point

10.3. long dark winters with extremely low temperatures

10.4. precipitation is practically in the form of snow

11. humid continental

11.1. fairly distributed precipitation

11.2. mild/warm summers & cold winters

11.3. snow appears very often due to severe winters

11.3.1. reflects radiation

11.3.2. has influence on the general temperatures

12. subarctic

12.1. short cool summers & long severe winters

12.2. highest precipitation rate in the summer

12.3. snow comes in early autumn and leaves at early summer