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Climate Zones of the World

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Makenna Abraham

on 28 September 2012

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The Climate Zones of the World Characteristics
hot, wet summers
cold, somewhat wet winters Humid Continental Characteristics
temperatures can be warm or mild
rainfall is very low and very unreliable Steppe Tropical Rain Forest Tropical Savanna Characteristics
short, cool summers
long, cold winters
precipitation varies Characteristics
warm temperatures
heavy rainfall throughout year Vegetation
dense rain forest Examples
Amazon basin (South America)
Congo basin (Africa) Characteristics
warm temperatures throughout year
dry winters Vegetation
grasslands dotted by scattered trees Examples
southern half of Brazil
eastern Africa Vegetation
shrubs Examples
Western Great Plains (United States)
Sahel region south of the Sahara (Africa) Desert Characteristics
temperatures can be warm or mild
rainfall very low and unreliable Vegetation
drought-resistant shrubs and bushes Examples
Sonoran Desert (southwestern United States, Mexico)
Sahara (Africa) Marine West Coast Characteristics
cool summers
mild winters
ample rainfall Vegetation
deciduous or evergreen forest Examples
northwestern United States
northwestern Europe Mediterranean Characteristics
warm, dry summers
wet winters Vegetation
low trees
drought-resistant plants Examples
southern California
Mediterranean region (Europe) Humid Subtropical Characteristics
hot, wet summers
mild, dry winters Vegetation
mixed forests Examples
southeastern United states
eastern China Vegetation
deciduous forests Examples
northeastern United States
eastern Europe
western Russia By: Makenna Abraham &
Maddy Rodemeier Subarctic Characteristics
short, mild summers
long, cold winters
light precipitation Vegetation
coniferous forest Examples
most of Alaska, Canada
western Russia Tundra Vegetation
low-lying grasses
shrubs Examples
extreme north of North America
Europe Ice Cape Characteristics
cold all year round Vegetation
none to very little Examples
Greenland, Antarctica Highland Characteristics
varies depending on local conditions Vegetation
changes with altitude Examples
northern Rocky Mountains (United States)
the Himalaya (Asia)
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