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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

In general, where on Earth’s surface does the heaviest rainfall occur? Why?

To determine

The zone on the Earth’s surface that receives the heaviest rainfall and the reason for that.

Explanation

The given picture shows the world map of regions with average annual precipitation. The latitude of an area has a strong impact on the precipitation distribution because their occurrence, absence, and variations in other weather and climate-related factors are dependent on the latitude. According to the given map, the equatorial zone is the region with relatively high rate of precipitation...

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