Aura Of Japan Research Paper

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Aura of Japan With climate generally characterized as monsoonal in the winter (wet and dry seasonal winds), Japan’s weather ranges from heavy snow to tropical summers. The high pressure zone over Siberia and the low pressure zone over the Pacific results in a flow of cold air in an eastward direction that picks up moisture over Japan. Japan has two main climate types in the north and south; humid continental and humid subtropical respectively. In short, Japan has two general areas in which the weather falls in. Many factors tie together to form Japan’s climate. The latitudinal extent of Japan is one of the main influences of the half cold half hot climate of Japan. The mountainous backbone of the islands is the physical feature that affects…show more content…
Rain and snow is plentiful throughout the islands. The maximum precipitation falls during early summer while the minimum occurs in the winter. The coast on the side of the Sea of Japan receives the highest snowfall in the country. Average annual precipitation is 61.5 inches. The summer rainy season that occurs during June and July is known as baiu, meaning “plum rain” because that is when the plums in Japan start to ripen. The snow that blankets Japan during the winter is part of what makes Japan such an enchanting scenery. Although the precipitation of Japan is sometimes tame, several storms usually sweep through the island, accompanied by high winds and heavy rains, running from May to October. Undeniably Japan receives much rain and snow but that is part of what makes Japan…show more content…
Mammals that are numerous in remote heavily forested regions include types of bears, boars, foxes and deer. Turtles, tortoise, sea snakes and lizards are types of reptiles that inhabit Japan. Toads and frogs are also common. The islands of Japan are connected to a major East Asian flyway, so about 6oo bird species are either resident or transitory of Japan. Japan has a rich sea life because of the warm and cold water currents. Fish include salmon, tuna, mackerel and trout, while other sea life includes whales and dolphins. Unfortunately, Japan has a moderate amount of endangered species that include the tailless blue butterfly, the green sea turtle, the Ryukyu rabbit and many more. To sum it up, Japan’s humid tropical and continental climates enables it to have much more variety of wildlife that is not seen in some
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