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Tropical Continental

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Tia Craig

on 4 May 2010

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Tropical Continental Characteristics How it works Where it is found Alternate wet & dry seasons High temperatures
throughout the year.
But a short season cooler
than the equatorial climate Length of rainy season
& total amounts of rain = unreliable
Some places experience
severe drought. Between latitudes 5° and 15°
north and south of equator Within central parts
of continents e.g.
Campos (Brazilian Highlands)
Central Africa
Northern Australia Higher temperature:
sun vertically in the sky (Convergent uplift)
far distance from the sea
less cover from vegetation & cloud
Lower temperature:
July & August
Cloud cover & rainfall increases Alternate wet & dry season due
to the movement of the sun Movement of the sun southwards
+ movement of the equatorial low pressure
+ global wind belts
= influence of prevailing trade winds Winds come from the east, losing rain
before reaching the inlands.
Because of this and the high angle of the sun,
climate is similar to hot deserts.
For places south of the equator,
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