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Climates and Vegetation of Europe

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Polar Climate
The region of this climate is mostly in the Polar circle. North of Europe.
Mountain Climate
This climate is characteristic of most of the regions with large mountain ranges.
Continental Climate
This climate is characteristic of the regions in the centre and East of Europe.
Oceanic Climate
This climate is characteristic of the regions affected by the Atlantic Ocean. West of Europe.
Mediterranean Climate
This climate is characteristic of the regions influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. South of the continent.
Subtropical Climate
This climate is characteristic of the areas close to the geographical Tropic. Canary Islands.
Temperatures of the Polar Climate
Low temperatures throughout the year.
Temperatures of the Mountain Climate
Cold winters and cold summers.
Temperatures of the Continental Climate
Extreme, with long cold winters , and short very hot summers.
Temperatures of the Oceanic Climate
Mild winters and summers
Temperatures of the Mediterranean Climate
Mild winters and hot summers
Temperatures of the Subtropical Climate
Mild throughout the year
Precipitation in the Polar Climate
Scarce. Usually in the form of snow.
Precipitation in the Mountain Climate
Snow in winter. Rain in summer.
Precipitation in the Continental Climate
Scarce. Usually in spring and autumn.
Precipitation in the Oceanic Climate
Constant throughout the year. Less in summer.
Precipitation in the Mediterranean Climate
Scarce and irregular. Occasional torrential rain
Precipitation in the Subtropical Climate
Scarce.
Vegetation of the Polar Climate
No trees. Tundra, lichen and moss.
Vegetation of the Mountain Climate
Forests and meadows.
Vegetation of the Continental Climate
Taiga. Meadows and steppes.
Vegetation of the Oceanic Climate
Deciduous trees. Shrubs, grass and bushes.
Vegetation of the Mediterranean Climate
Evergreen trees. Shrubs and bushes.
Vegetation of the Subtropical Climate
Indigenous species. Drago tree and Canary pine.

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