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Highlands Climate Region

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Emily Statkun

on 28 April 2011

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Highland Climate Region By: Emily Statkun This is a map of where the highland regions are located in the world. Highland climates are cool/cold and found in mountains and high plateaus. The climate varies because the higher you are up the mountain the colder it gets. The climate varies in places because of the mountains. Mountains can act as barriers to the movement of air masses and can cause differences in precipitation amounts. Rocky Mountain Range in North America
Andean mountain range in South America
Alps in Europe
Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa
Himalayans in Tibet
Mt. Fuji in Japan Global Position What do people in the highlands region wear? People living higher up in elevation (where the temperature can drop to at least -2 degrees) need to wear warm clothing, hats & gloves, and boots. People living lower in elevation (where the temperature can reach at least 50 degrees) also need to wear warm clothing, a jacket, and hats & gloves. Furthermore, mountains can act as barriers to the movement of air masses, can cause differences in precipitation amounts between windward and leeward slopes (the reduced precipitation on and downwind from lee slopes is called a rain shadow), and, if high enough, can collect permanent snow and ice on their peaks and ridges; the snow line varies in elevation from sea level in the subarctic to about 5,500 metres (about 18,000 feet) at 15–25° N and S latitude. Vegetation In the north-western highlands of Britian there are all differents kinds of vegetation. The Mountain Dryas
Alpin Flea-bane
Alpine Hawkweed
Alpine Catchfly Animal Highland Cattle
Snow Leopard
(and many more...) Life Facts! Average annual precipitation:
23 cm (9 in.) There are only about 200 species of Alpine (highland) plants. There is less atmosphere to filter UV rays from the sun, so there is too much high UV wavelengths. This is dangerous. I chose the Highland (or Alpine) climate region because I realized I didn't want to do a warm place, but I also didn't want to do a place that was very cold. Therefore, I chose the highland region; it's not too cold, but it's not hot either. Resources! http://thesustainabilitycouncil.org/climates/cold/alpine.php http://animal.discovery.com/guides/mammals/habitat/alpine.html http://www.electricscotland.com/gardening/plantlife/chapter8.htm http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm The is a map of the highland regions in the United States. Photos
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