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In today’s class, we will be talking about climate. Enjoy the class!
Climate is the average weather condition of the atmosphere over a long period of time usually about 30-35years.
FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT OR DETERMINE CLIMATE
- Cloud cover
- Distance from the sea
- Planetary wind
- Ocean currents
ELEMENTS OF CLIMATE
- Relative humidity
- Cloud cover
TYPES OF CLIMATE
(a) Equatorial Climate
Location: This is located within 50 North and South of the equator.
Areas: Amazon Basin of South America, Zaire Basin of Central Africa, The Coast of West Africa.
(b) Tropical Continental (Sudan) Climate
Location: It is located between 50-200 North and South of the equator
Areas: Central America, North-Western part of South America, Interior upland of Brazil and Bolivia, West Africa, part of East Africa, parts of India and South East Asia, Northern Australia.
(a) Polar Climate
Location: It is found around 900 North and South of the Equator, especially around the poles.
Areas: Greenland, Iceland and Antarctica.
(b) Tundra Climate
Location: It is located around 600-900 North and South of the equator especially around the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
Areas: Coastal strip of Greenland, Northern Canada and Alaska, parts of Eurasia and Antarctica.
(a) Hot Desert Climate
Location: Within latitude 150 and 300North and South of the equator.
Areas: Sahara desert, Arabian desert, Iranian desert, Thar desert, Namib desert, Kalahari desert, Great Australian desert and Atacama desert.
(b) Cold Desert Climate
Location: Within 450-600 North and South of the equator.
Areas: Eurasia, North America and South America.
Other types of climate are:
WARM TEMPERATE CLIMATE WESTERN MARGIN (MEDITERRANEAN TYPE):
Location: 300-450 North and south of the equator.
Areas: North Africa, South West of South Africa, Central Chile, California, Southern Australia, France, Spain and Italy.
WARM TEMPERATE CLIMATE EASTERN MARGIN (CHINA TYPE):
Location: 200-400 North and south of the equator.
Areas: China, U.S.A, Mexico, Natal in South Africa and Australia.
COOL TEMPERATE CLIMATE WESTERN MARGIN (BRITISH TYPE):
Location: 450-600 North and south of the equator.
Areas: Britain, France, Belgium, Netherland, Denmark, Norway and British Columbia.
COOL TEMPERATE CLIMATE EASTERN MARGIN (LAURENTIAN TYPE):
Location: 400 and 500 North of the equator.
Areas: North Eastern part of North America, North East Canada and Northern Asia.
- What is weather and climate?
- Explain the importance of weather and climate.
- Mention the instrument used for measuring rainfall.
- Explain the equatorial climate.
- Mention the areas that experience the Mediterranean climate.
In our next class, we will be talking about Classification of Climate. We hope you enjoyed the class.
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