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World Climates - Tropical Continental
Transcript of World Climates - Tropical Continental
North and South of the Equator Mostly high temperature
Sometimes cool session
Air mass originated and developed from Northern Mexico with hot, dry, dusty and unstable climate
clear sky and negligible rainfall
alternate wet and dry season
often cloudless and hazy in summer
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Biliography The Tropical Continental air masses are located in these area: Southern Europe
Campos (Brazilian highlands)
Central Africa surrounding the Congo basin
Parts of Northern Australia
South America Location of Tropical Continental
Location throughout year (cT) air masses form over land.
Tropical continental air usually comes with south-easterly or southerly airstreams.
It originates in North Africa and often travels over the Mediterranean Sea, Spain and France and finally British Isles.
Location in summer Tropical Continental air masses usually form over the Desert Southwest (America) and northern Mexico during summer.
As they move eastward, the moisture evaporates into the air, transforming the air mass to become more like a Tropical Maritime air mass.
Temperature of Africa currently Locate at north Africa (Menaka Mali)
Temperature of USA currently Temperature of Australia currently "Climate Classification." Build Your Own Broadband and Phone Package with TalkTalk. 2010. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0098942.html>.
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Works Cited A tropical continental climate is usually found in the tropics and is defined as a climate in which all 12 months of the year have an average temperature of above 18 degrees Celsius. The continental part usually refers to places more inland then near the sea.
A tropical climate is mainly found in southern America, the Carribbean, most of Africa, costal India, southeast asia, Northern Australia, central America and South America.
Tropical climate have an average temperature above 18 degrees celcius.
The equatorial belt experiences tropical climate which is usually marked with hot and humid weather conditions. Due to active vertical uplift or convection of air, precipitation is quite frequent in this region which is accompanied with thunderstorms almost every day. Sunshine along with excessive rainfall is the distinct feature of this climate which helps in the growth of luxuriant vegetation.
Due to evaporation and rain formation due to immense sunlight, the temperatures in this region usually ascend beyond 35°C. The night of tropic weather condition are usually covered with clouds and thereby with a fall in temperature to about 22°C. High precipitation is usually subjected when sun reaches overhead during the midday time.
There is also a small region near the equator known as the tropics It is limited in latitude by the tropic of cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere The tropics are also referred to as the tropical zone and the torrid zone
The tropics include all the areas on the Earth where the Sun reaches a point directly overhead and a point directly underneath at least once during the solar year. Outside the tropics, the Sun never reaches a point directly overhead at any time during the year.
The season is marked with two wet and two dry seasons which are marked during the month of March and September. A bit away from the equator, the climate tends to be more monsoonal, comprising of one wet season and one dry season. The Northern Hemisphere areas are marked with wet seasons during May to July, while the Southern Hemisphere is generally marked from November to February.