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Climate Zones of the World
Transcript of Climate Zones of the World
Lots of rainfall year round Characteristics Vegetation Vegetation Locations Southern half of Brazil
Eastern Africa Dense Rain Forests Locations Warm temperatures
Dry winters Pacific Coast in North America
Coast of Chile
The United Kingdom Grass lands
Scattered trees Steppe Characteristics Vegetation Locations Grasses
Shrubs Western great plains
Sahel region south of the Sahara
Africa Humid Subtropical Humid Continental Characteristics Vegetation Hot, wet summers
Mild, wet winters Mixed Forests Locations Southeastern U.S.
Eastern China Subarctic Characteristics Characteristics Hot, wet summers
Mild, wet winters Locations Vegetation Temperatures are warm to mild
Rain fall is very little Vegetation Locations Characteristics Locations Vegetation Characteristics Locations Vegetation Characteristics Vegetation Locations Characteristics Vegetation Locations Characteristics Vegetation Locations Characteristics Vegetation Locations Deciduous Forests Desert Marine West Coast Temperatures are warm or mild
Rain fall low and unreliable Northeastern U.S.
Eastern Europe; Western Russia Short, cool summers
long, cold winters
precipitation varies Coniferous Forests Most of Alaska, Canada
Western Russia Drought resistant shrubs and bushes Sonora Desert (Southwestern U.S. and Mexico)
Sahara (Africa) Cool summers
Ample rainfall Deciduous or Evergreen Forests Northwestern U.S.
Northwestern Europe Mediterranean Southern California
Mediterranean Region (Europe) Warm, dry summers
Mild, wet winters Shrubs
Drought-resistant plants Tundra Extreme north of North America
Europe Short, cool summers
Long, cold winres
Precipitation varies Low-lying grasses, mosses, shrubs Ice Cap Cold all year long Greenland
Antarctica Very little to none Highland Varies depending on local conditions Changes with altitude Northern Rocky Mountains (U.S.)
The Himalaya (Asia)