occurs near the ocean, usually along the west coasts of continents. Temperatures do not drop very far at night. Summers and winters are mild. Marine climates recieve steady precipitation because winds blowing off the ocean bring moisture to the atmosphere.
occurs in the interior of continents. Weather patterns vary in the different types of continental climates. Most have large differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures because they lack the influence of nearby oceans. Winter months are usually much colder than summer months.