SECTION II: The Atmosphere
Week 8, Climatic Zones and Types, Assignment 7: Submit assignment using the corresponding link in the Submit Work section


Reading Assignment:  Chapter 8
Climatic Zones and Types

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Contents (course topics):

Climatic Classification
    The Purpose of Classifying Climates
    Many Classification Schemes
    The Köppen System
    The Modified Köppen System
World Distribution of Major Climatic Types and Subtypes
    Tropical Humid Climates (Group A)
    Dry Climates (Group B)
    Mild Midlatitude Climates (Group C)
    The Idealized Pattern of the Mild Climates
    Severe Midlatitude Climates (Group D)
    Polar Climate (Group E)
    Highland Climate (Group H)
The Global Pattern Idealized
    Environmental Relationships
    Climatic Distribution in Africa: A Practically Perfect Pattern

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter SEVEN of your textbook
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Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Explain the relationship between the study of physical geography and climatic classification (RQ1)
2.- Explain the basic concept of the Köppen system (RQ3)
3.- Describe the contents of a climograph (RQ4)
4.- Compare and contrast  the differences between the three types of tropical humid climates (RQ5).
5.- Summarize the distinctive characteristics of Mediterranean climates (RQ6).
6.-  Identify the general differences in controls between subtropical desert (BWh) and midlatitude desert (BWk) climates (RQ11).
7.- Name the letter classification of the tropical monsoon climate (5)
8.- Give the climatic type for the desert areas (6).
9.- Name another designation for Mediterranean climate (7).
10.- Name the only one climate zone of the main Köppen climate zones that does not occur in the Southern Hemisphere (8).
11.- Give the main reason for the occurrence of subtropical deserts around the world (10).
12.- Identify the climate type  known for clear skies in the summertime (12).
13.- Define  the "winter" season in tropical regions (21).
14.-  Identify the climate in steppes (24).
15.- Name a country in North America that is most closely associated with D climates (25).
16.-  Give the lowercase letter symbolizing "moist, with no dry season" in the Köppen classification system (26).
17.-  Identify the number  major climatic groups, as designated by capital letters, of the modified Köppen climate classification as used in the our  textbook (29).
18.-  Name the continent where there are more square kilometers of A climates  than in any other region (31).
19.- Identify the tendency in the arrangement of isotherrms in coastal climates isotherms (40).
20.- List three features that characterize  the Köppen system of climatic classification (41).
21.- Give the year in which Köppen first publish his classification system (42).
22.- Name the five basic climate types on Earth that are currently recognized by scholars ( 52).
23.-  Give another name for a tropical rainforest (55).
24.-  List four characteristics of desert climates (58).
25.-  Identify the dominant vegetation in tropical wet climate (75).

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