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The desire to simplify, organize, and generalize the vast array of climatic data into a comprehensible system that helps us understand the distribution of climates over Earth leads to?
Of the main Koppen climate zones, ____ is the only one that does not occur in the Southern Hemispherel.
At its equatorward margin the ____ climate is bouned by the 0 degree Celsius isotherm of average annual temperature.
The main reason for the occurence of subtropical deserts around the world is?
the intertropical convergence.
The middle latitude climate type located on the western edges of the continents is the ____ climate.
The poleward limits of the Aw climate are approximately equivalent to?
poleward maximum migration of the ITC.
The lowercase letter symbolizing "moist, with no dry season" in the Koppen classification system is?
Mediterranean climates experience dry summers because of?
the position of subtropical high pressure.
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the tropical humid climates?
The intertropical convergence zone is rarely overhead
Subtropical deserts are so dry because of ____ associated with the presence of the STH's.
The greatest day-to-day and seasonal contrasts of climate are found in the ____ climates.
The polar front and subtropical jet streams are both high-latitude flows which circulate
from east to west (easterly)
Surface westerly winds on a global scale exist because of air flow out of the ____ of the general circulation.
STH pressure system
The rising and subsequent cooling of air at the rate 10 degrees Celsius per 1,000 meters is called?
dry adiabatic rate
Which measure of humidity is a ration of the percentage of water vapor to the mass of the air?
none of the above.
Rising air, warmed by the release of latent heat, cools at a rate called?
saturated adiabatic lapse rate
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