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CLIMATEREGIONS

Temperature
(Range)
Precipitation
(average
inches)
Seasons
Other
Characteristics

Location
Desert 30to130
degrees
lessthan10
inchesfall
2seasons:
summerand
winter
the
temperature
dependson
thelatitudeof
thedesert
Africa:Egypt,
Niger,
Botswana,
Namibia,
Zambia
Subarctic 125degree
temperature
range.
Between10
and20
inchesofrain
fallsin
Subarctic
areas.
2seasons:
winter,
summer
winterisvery
longand
extremelycold
butsummeris
veryshort
periodoftime
Arctic:
Alaska,
Canada,
Iceland,
Scotland,
Mongolia
Tundra 50to35
degrees
between515
inches
2seasons:
winterand
summer
veryharshin
winteranda
coolsummer
TundraArctic:
Greenland,
Alaska,
northern
Canada,
northern
Russia
Icecap 70to60
degrees
IceCap
averages
lessthan10
inchesof
precipitation
2seasons:
summerand
winter
Theseareas
receiveonly
indirect
sunlight,and
duringwinterit
doesn'teven
receiveindirect
sunlight!
Duringthe
winterthisarea
isintotal
darkness
Antarctica:
Alaska,
Canada,
Denmark,
Norway,
Finland
Highland warmest80
degrees.
Dependson
theelevation
Theamount
of
precipitation
inHighland
climate
dependson
noseasons Thebaseofa
mountain
mightbe
sunny,but
thetopof
mountain
Asia:Bhutan,
Nepal,tibet,
Mongolia,
Indian
Himalaya
theelevation. mightbecold
Semiarid 3degreesto
18degrees
(Celsius)
averages
between
1020inches
ofrain
annually
(yearly).
2seasons:
summerand
winter
The
temperature
dependson
thelatitude.
Thelower
latitudemight
behotbut
highermight
becold.
WestAfrica,
India,
Australia,
Mexico,
southern
California
Tropicalwet about80
degrees(27
Celsius)
Mostareas
receiveover
100inainper
year.Some
receive
nearly300
inchesper
year.
1season
only
Daytime
temperatures
rarelygoover
93degrees,
andnighttime
temperatures
rarelygo
below68
degrees.
South
America:Brazil
Asia:
Indonesia,
Phillipines
Africa:Congo
Tropical
wet&dry
wetseason:
77degrees
dryseason:
68degrees
dryseason:
lessthan4
inchesrain
wetseason:
atleast25
inchesrain
2seasons:
wetseason
(summer)
anddry
season
(winter)
theareanear
theequator
canreceive
morelightand
heat.Theslight
differencein
temperatureis
enoughto
changethe
windpatterns
andkeepthis
areadryfor
muchofthe
year
Africa,Brazil,
Thailand,
northern
Australia,
south
America
Humid
subtropical
4580
degrees
about48
inchesofrain
eachyear.
2seasons:
winter&
summer
SinceHumid
Subtropicalis
foundbetween
20
o
and40
o

latitude,they
receivedirect
sunlightfora
largepart
North
America:
Texas,
Oklahoma,
Mississippi,
Florida,
Georgia
Marinewest
coast
3072
degrees
3098inches
rain
2seasons:
winterand
summer
Theocean
keepstheair
overtheland
coolin
summerand
warminthe
winter.This
createsa
mild,butwet
climate
Ireland,
Alaska,Great
British,
Oregon,
California
Mediterranean
3072
degrees
20inches
rainfall
2seasons:
summerand
winter
Duringthe
summer,cold
currentskeep
theclimate
mildanddry.
Duringthe
winterthe
waterthatwas
warmedupall
summermoves
inandkeeps
thelandwarm
andoften
bringsrain.
Europe:Italy,
France,
Greece,
Turkey,
Monaco
Humid
continental
25to71
degrees
between20
and50
inchesofrain
fallsinthis
climatezone.
4seasons:
summer,fall,
winter,spring
Becuaseof
latitude.
Placesthatare
40degrees
awayfromthe
equatorare
over2,800
milesfromthe
equator,this
resultsinless
directsunlight
andless
warmth.
Asia:Russia,
Kazakhstan,
Iran,Turkey,
India