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  Subtropics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The subtropics (also semitropics) refers to regions of the Earth immediately north and south of the two tropic regions, which are bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23.5 ° north and south.
A subtropical climate implies that the air temperature usually does not go below freezing (0°C).
The poleward limit of such climates is higher on the west coasts of the northern continents and lower on the east coasts, because occasional Winter cold snaps reach farther south in the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subtropical   (221 words)

 Aral Sea - Climate Change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to the climatologists' estimates, the increase of green house gases in the atmosphere resulted in the global climate warming: the average air temperature rose by 0.5-0.6 degrees C (in comparison with the pre-industrial period).
Climate dependence is the first thing a human being realizes in his life and feels it in his everyday life, in both domestic and social levels.
Climate changes have urged the human society to change the mode of life, improve the manufacture or sometimes to mass migration.
enrin.grida.no /aral/aralsea/english/climat/climat.htm   (1990 words)

 The Climate of Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This climate type is typical of interiors of continents and is characterized by large variations in the magnitude of ranges of daily temperature extremes, low relative humidity, and irregularly spaced rainfall of moderate amounts.
The Mountain climate is dominant in the Guadalupe, Davis and Chisos Mountains of the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.
The mountain climate is contrasted by the Subtropical Arid climate of the surrounding lowlands.
www.met.tamu.edu /osc/TXclimat.htm   (377 words)

 Subtropical climate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23.5-40° N and 23.5-40° S latitude.
These areas typically have very warm to hot summers, but non-tropical winters.
In certain areas of the world the subtropics are plagued by tropical cyclones that originate in the tropics in the summer and fall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Subtropical_climate   (93 words)

 Climate. Geography of Mexico. Mexico for Kids.
Climate is the most frequent state of the atmosphere anywhere in Mexico and the world.
This climate occurs mostly in the Lacandon Jungle in Chiapas.
A country's climate depends on its position on the planet, its altitude above sea level, the atmospheric humidity, the pressure and the winds.
explora.presidencia.gob.mx /pages_kids/geography/climate_kids.html   (422 words)

 7(v) Climate Classification and Climatic Regions of the World
Polar climates are found on the northern coastal areas of North America, Europe, Asia, and on the landmasses of Greenland and Antarctica.
The tropical desert climate is influenced by upper air stability and subsidence which is the result of the presence of the subtropical high pressure zone.
The Mid-Latitude Wet climate is found in the Northern Hemisphere in the region from 60° North to 25 to 30° North mainly along the eastern margins of the continents.
www.physicalgeography.net /fundamentals/7v.html   (2801 words)

 Climate Zones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The intense heat and lack of rainfall is typical of the desert climate which is commonly found in the subtropical zone.
Mediterranean climates are characterised by hot dry summers, but much cooler and wetter winters than truly subtropical climates nearer the equator.
Between the subtropical and equatorial zones trade winds blow, north-easterly in the Northern Hemisphere and south-easterly in the Southern Hemisphere.
www.ace.mmu.ac.uk /eae/Climate/Older/Climate_Zones.html   (588 words)

 Mediterranean Climate
The Dry Summer Subtropical climate, is also known as the "Mediterranean" climate because the land that borders the Mediterranean Sea is a type locality for this climate.
The dry summer subtropical climate is found on the west side of subtropical continents and on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
During the winter the subtropical high shifts to the south and its influence is replaced by the Westerlies associated with the subpolar low.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/climate_systems/mediterranean.html   (722 words)

Georgia's climate is affected by subtropical influences from the west and Mediterranean influences from the east.
The climatic zones are ranging from humid subtropical to the eternal snow and glaciers.
The climate varies considerably from east to west; in the eastern mountains, the weather is dryer and more extreme.
members.tripod.com /ggdavid/georgia/climate.htm   (301 words)

 Climate articles on Encyclopedia.com
climate CLIMATE [climate] average condition of the atmosphere near the earth's surface over a long period of time, taking into account temperature, precipitation (see rain), humidity, wind, barometric pressure, and other phenomena.
The climate of a savanna is characterized by a rainy period during the summer when the area is covered by grasses, and by a dry winter when the grasses wither.
Geography and Climate The triangle-shaped Yukon territory is bordered on the N by the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean, on the E by the Northwest Territories, on the S by British Columbia and
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=Climate   (456 words)

The climate of the Edwards Plateau falls within two broad climate classifications within the state of Texas: subtropical steppe climate, and subtropical subhumid climate.
The steppe climate, characterized by prevailing semi-arid to arid conditions throughout the year, is found in the western half of the region.
The subhumid climate extends from the west in Schleicher and Sutton counties through to the eastern half of the region.
www.rw.ttu.edu /habitats/Oakjuni/Oak-Juni_climate.htm   (311 words)

 play.net >> GemStone IV
The subtropical climate is unique in that the wet season coincides with the low sun or winter period.
The coastal/semi-desert climate is a special type of climate that describes a regime of hot summer drought and winter rain, and is north of the subtropical climate zone.
Polar climates tend to be dry because the descending air is cold and lacks significant moisture, precluding the formation of clouds and snowfall.
www.play.net /gs4/info/flora/climate.asp   (735 words)

 Humid Subtropical Climate
The humid subtropical climate can be found in the southeastern United States, southeastern South America; coastal southeast South Africa; eastern Australia; eastern Asia from northern India through south China to Japan.
The humid subtropical climate is subject to cold temperatures during the winter as cP air masses embedded in cyclonic storms pass through this region.
Moving poleward through the various climates of the earth, one notices the distinct development of a seasonal cycle of temperature, especially toward the poleward limits of the climate.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/climate_systems/humid_subtropical.html   (351 words)

 Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Also generated by the subtropical high, the Trade Winds begin to blow in May and come to prevail over the southeastern third of Bergonia, and rains begin to fall in the hills and uplands of Amota, a prelude to the wet summer.
Bushenrelu, in Kalicon state, is a basin ringed by mountains and hills, and the rain shadows cast by the higher elevations all around produce a semiarid climate.
This is flat region is the driest part of the country, similar to North African climate and to the lowlands climate in the Canaries.
www.bergonia.org /climate.htm   (2621 words)

 Humid subtropical climate (Cfa, Cwa) (from climate) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
These climates are found on the eastern sides of the continents between 20° and 35° N and S latitude.
The study of climate is known as climatology.
The dry subtropical climate, often called the Mediterranean climate, lies poleward from the dry tropics.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-53358   (915 words)

 Hokanson's World Geography Water, Climate, & Vegetation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Climate is the usual pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time.
In the mid-latitude region, climate is affected by distance from the ocean.
The climate of the Arctic tundra area is harsh and dry.
www.svjhs.lcsd2.org /nhokanson/socialstudies/geography/2.html   (980 words)

 Destination Djanet & Sahara Desert :: a complete and helpful travel guide to help plan your North African vacation
The Sahara's climate consists of basically two sub-climates, a dry subtropical climate in the north and a dry tropical climate in the south.
Dry, subtropical Climate - Generally, the dry subtropical climate found in the north is caused by constant high-pressure cells over the tropic of Cancer.
Dry Tropical Climate - The climate of the southern tropical region of the Sahara is dictated by a stable continental air mass and an unstable marine air mass.
www.djanet-sahara.com /planningyourvisit.htm   (1140 words)

 Georgia - Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Climatic zones are determined by distance from the Black Sea and by altitude.
Along the Black Sea coast, from Abkhazia to the Turkish border, and in the region known as the Kolkhida Lowlands inland from the coast, the dominant subtropical climate features high humidity and heavy precipitation (1,000 to 2,000 millimeters per year; the Black Sea port of Batumi receives 2,500 millimeters per year).
In the west, the climate is subtropical to about 650 meters; above that altitude (and to the north and east) is a band of moist and moderately warm weather, then a band of cool and wet conditions.
countrystudies.us /georgia/22.htm   (280 words)

The Mediterranean climate appears with remarkable regularity in the vicinity of 30° to 40° of latitude along the west coasts of each landmass.
The alternative controls of subtropical high pressure in summer and westerly wind movement in winter cause this climate of warm, dry summers, mild, moist winters.
The humid subtropical climate extends inland from continental east coasts between 20° to 40° North and South of the equator.
faculty.mc3.edu /wbrew/CGEONOTES/CLIMATE.htm   (662 words)

 Plate Movements and Climate Change
Climate is simply weather "averaged" over a time period of one year or more.
Moving to the south, closer to the equator, the climate is "subtropical" and then "tropical".
Each of these climate zones is characterized by a distinctive temperature range, rainfall amount, and type of vegetation.
www.beloit.edu /~SEPM/Earth_Works/Plate_Movements.html   (959 words)

 CPC - Outreach: Glossary of Terms
Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) - The mission of NOAA's Climate Diagnostics Center is to identify the nature and causes for climate variations on time scales ranging from a month to centuries.
Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - This Center is one of several centers under the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) part of the National Weather Service (NWS) in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It is characterized by SST anomalies of one sign in the north-central Pacific and SST anomalies of another sign to the north and east near the Aleutians and the Gulf of Alaska.
www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov /products/outreach/glossary.shtml   (5029 words)

 Koppen Climate Classification - climate and vegetation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The climate is affected by the subtropical high pressure cell in the summer producing arid conditions.
This climate is hot and humid during the long summers and cool and humid during the short winter season.
This climate is a transition between the tropical rainy (A) climates and the more severe continental climates (D) towards the poles.
www.geofictie.nl /ctkoppe2.htm   (2491 words)

Climate is the statistical description of what has happened over some extended period of time in the past; and what can (or is likely to) happen during some extended the future time like next winter or in the 21st century.
Between the westerly belts and the tradewinds (near 30 degrees latitude) lie the subtropical anticyclones, vast regions of clockwise flow in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise flow in the Southern Hemisphere.
The large subtropical highs centered at about 30 deg.latitude over the oceans play a very important role in the climate of the regions from about 15 to 45 deg.latitude, but they bring completely different weather to the eastern and western coasts of the continents.
www.atmos.washington.edu /1998Q4/211/topics.htm   (6023 words)

 Mississippi State Climate Office
Mississippi is located in the humid subtropical climate region, characterized by temperate winters; long, hot summers; and rainfall that is fairly evenly distributed through the year.
However, the state is subject to periods of both drought and flood, and the climate rarely seems to bring "average" conditions.
More typical would be an expection of "feast or famine" with regard to weather events as the climate delivers energy and moisture in subtropical latitudes between a large landmass to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
www.msstate.edu /dept/GeoSciences/climate   (297 words)

 The Subtropical African Climate System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An excellent example of the use of magnetic methods and the system approach to reconstruct climate variability in subtropical Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene is provided by deMenocal and Bloemendal [in press].
They demonstrated that prior to about 2.8 Ma, high-latitude and low-latitude climate regimes were independent, but that when ice sheets progressively expanded after 2.8 Ma producing increasingly larger climate oscillations, low-latitude climate became dependent on the high-latitude glacial-interglacial cycles.
After 2.8 Ma, aridity was controlled instead by the high-latitude climate regime including the North Atlantic sea-surface temperature (SST) as well as the size and elevation of the ice sheet.
www.agu.org /revgeophys/reynol00/node11.html   (246 words)

 Subtropical Climates (from climate) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The area between 20° and 40° latitude is considered subtropical and can be further distinguished by the level of humidity typically found.
The southern part of Brazil, most of Paraguay, all of Uruguay, and northeastern Argentina share a humid subtropical climate, with rainfall common throughout the year and generally warm summers and cool winters.
Contains information on the physiography, geology, soils, climate, and biota of this ecological unit comprising of the Prairies located in Oklahoma and Texas.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-198804   (849 words)

 Nepal Climate
Its latitude is about the same as that of Florida, and a tropical and subtropical climate exists in the Tarai Region.
The remarkable differences in climatic conditions are primarily related to the enormous range of altitude within such a short north-south distance.
The presence of the east-west-trending Himalayan massifs to the north and the monsoonal alteration of wet and dry seasons also greatly contribute to local variations in climate.
www.country-studies.com /nepal/climate.html   (784 words)

 Lecture: Climates, Dr. Rodrigue
This climate is affected by the Subpolar Low and the Westerlies all year round: It never escapes the humidity and raininess associated with these, though it is a bit weaker in the summer, since the Subpolar Low shifts poleward, reconnects over land, and weakens.
So you see a transition from the dry winter of the Tropical Wet and Dry climate to the wet all year Humid Subtropical climate, and a transition from the heat of the A climates to the mildness of the C climates.
If you look at the map, you'll notice that these climates are not found until really high latitudes on the west sides of landmasses (60° N), but you find them at rather low latitudes (40 or 50° N) in the interior of the landmasses.
www.csulb.edu /~rodrigue/geog140/lectures/climates.html   (4591 words)

 Koppen Climate Classification - a summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The most obvious climatic feature of these climate is potential evaporation and transpiration exceed precipitation.
These climates extend from 20 - 35 degrees North and South of the equator and in large continental regions of the mid-latitudes often surrounded by mountains.
is a climate where the soil is permanently frozen to depths of hundreds of meters, a condition known as permafrost.
www.geofictie.nl /ctkoppen.htm   (625 words)

The mesothermal climates have long summers and mild winters that separate them from the microthermal climates that have shorter, cooler summers and longer, colder winters.
The Humid Microthermal Climate Regions are found at high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere between 35° and 75°N.
This climate is found usually north of the Humid Continental – Hot Summer climate and generally is drier.
faculty.mc3.edu /wbrew/PGEONOTES/CHAPTER10.htm   (415 words)

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