CLIMATE REVIEW QUESTIONS



VOCABULARY: climate; mean; mode; standard deviation; microclimate; La Porte anomaly; urban heat island; Köppen System; climatic diagram; climagraph; humid tropical (A); tropical wet; tropical monsoon; tropical savannah; dry-water deficient (B); desert; subtropical desert; middle-latitude desert; subtropical steppe; middle-latitude steppe; semiarid; mild middle-latitude (C); humid subtropical; marine west coast; mediterranean; severe middle-latitude (D); continentality; humid continental; subarctic; taiga; boreal; polar (E); tundra; tree line; permafrost; ice cap; highland (F)

What is the aggregate weather conditions which includes averages and extremes?

What are three types of averages?

What is the average with the sum divided by the number of observations?

What is the average which is the most probable value?

What is the average with is the average variation?

What is the climate of a small area?

What is the term for the concept that areas downwind from highly industrialized areas may receive additional precipitation?

What is the term for the concept that temperatures in an urbanized area are warmer than in the surrounding countryside?

What is any part of the earth's surface with characteristics, either natural or man-made, which differentiate it from surrounding areas?

What is the most commonly used system for climate classification?

Upon what statistics is the Köppen System based?

How many climate groups are based on temperature?

Which ones are based on temperature?

How many climate groups are based on moisture?

Which are based on moisture?

How many climate groups are based on topography?

Which are based on topography?

What is the illustration that graphically shows monthly temperature and precipitation?

What other information is often provided with these diagrams?

What climate category is considered winterless with averages above 64.4°F?

What climate category is BEST associated with Brazil, central America, southern half of Africa excluding the tip, India to Indonesia, and Madagascar and covers the largest area?

What climate category are the humid tropical climates?

What are the three A climates?

What climate noted as being monotonous with abundant precipitation throughout the year and the record amount of average annual precipitation?

What climate is BEST associated with northern Brazil, Central America, Indonesia, and the middle of Africa?

What climate is noted for its short dry season and very wet rainy season and having one month with less than 2.4" or 6 cm of precipitation?

What climate is BEST associated with the west coast of India, Burma, Thailand, and other coastal regions and noted for the record one-year precipitation?

What climate is noted for it being hot and humid but having a dry season in winter and at least one month under 2.4" or 6 cm of precipitation?

What climate is the most extensive of the A climates?

What climate is BEST associated with southern Brazil, central Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, Middle America, and Cuba?

What climate category is noted as the dry-water deficient climate covering about 30% of the land area of earth?

What are the most important influences resulting in B climates?

What climate category is BEST associated with the western United States, northern Chile, southeastern Argentina, Botswana, northern Africa, Saudi Arabia, the southern former U.S.S.R., and central Australia?

What climate is noted for more evaporation than precipitation?

What are the two categories of desert climates?

What are the two categories of steppe climates?

What climate is noted for between 0 and 15" precipitation with an average annual temperature over 64.4°F or 18°C?

What climate is noted for the scare and unreliable rainfall most frequently falling as thunderstorms?

What climate is BEST associated with the region known as the Atacama, the Sahara, and with central Australia?

What climate is noted for between 0 and 10" precipitation and an average temperature under 64.4°F?

What climate is BEST associated with central Asia, the southwestern U.S., and southern Argentina?

What climate is noted as having more vegetation and precipitation than a desert, but insufficient to support a tree cover?

What climate is noted for between 15" and 30" of precipitation and an average annual temperature over 64.4°F or 18°C?

What is the general spatial relationship between subtropical deserts and subtropical steppes?

What climate is noted for between 10" and 20" of precipitation and an average annual temperature under 64.4°F or 18°C?

What is the climate BEST associated with the southwestern United States?

What climate category is noted for mild winters, humid conditions, and the warmest month averaging above 50°F or 10°C but the coldest is above 32°F or 0°C and below 64.4°F or 18°C?

What climate category is BEST associated with the southeastern United States, west coast of the United States, Europe, and southeastern China?

What climate type is BEST noted as having hot summers and mild winters which may be dry with the warmest month averaging above 71.6°F or 22°C and the coldest month averaging less than 64.4°F or 18°C but greater than 32°F or 0°C?

What climate is BEST associated with the southeastern United States and China?

What climate is BEST associated with moderation by ocean currents, mild summers and winters with the warmest month averaging below 71.6°F or 22°C and the coldest month averaging less than 64.4°F or 18°C but greater than 32°F or 0°C?

What climate is BEST associated with locations poleward from the areas of mediterranean climate?

What climate is BEST associated with west and central Europe, New Zealand, the Washington and Oregon coast?

What climate is BEST considered to be mild and warm with a dry summer and moist winter or hot summer with a drought and winter precipitation but temperatures averaging above freezing?

What climate is BEST noted for its warm and mild conditions with winter precipitation and the coldest month averaging less than 64.4°F or 18°C but greater than 32°F or 0°C?

What climate is BEST associated with California, Chile, the Mediterranean, and the tip Africa and Australia?

What climate category is categorized as having severe winters but humid conditions with at least one month averaging below freezing and the warmest month averaging above 50°F or 10°C?

What climate category is BEST associated with northern North America and northern Asia?

What climate category is BEST associated with the concept of continentality?

What climate is BEST considered to have cold winters, warm summers, precipitation all year and at least four months average over 50°F or 10°C and the coldest month averages below 32°F or 0°C?

What climate is BEST associated with the northeastern quarter of United States and a triangle around Moscow?

What climate is noted for cold and snow with three or fewer months averaging over 50°F or 10°C?

What climate is BEST noted for its long winters and the taiga or boreal forests?

What climate has the greatest range of temperatures?

What climate is BEST associated with Canada and Siberia?

What climate category is BEST considered polar being summerless?

What climate category has no month with averages over 50°F or 10°C?

What climate category is treeless because of the cold temperatures?

What climate category is BEST associated with Greenland, the northern tip of continents in the northern hemisphere, and Antarctica.

What climate is BEST described as cold with low-growing shrubs and herbs where one month averages above freezing but less than 50°F or 10°C, but all average below 50°F?

What climate has a higher latitude than the tree line?

What is the term for permanently frozen ground?

What climate is BEST associated with permafrost?

What climate has all months averaging below freezing and is ice and snow covered surfaces?

What climate is BEST associated with central Greenland and Antarctica?

What climate has the lowest temperatures?

What climate category is BEST considered to be influenced by vertical zonation?

What climate category is noted for its variability in temperatures, precipitation, and vegetation?

What climate is noted for its altitude and exposure to both sun and wind and its changability?

What climate is BEST associated with the Andes, the Rockies, the Alps, and the Himalayas?



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