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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What factors combine to cause a precipitation maximum in late summer in most of the humid subtropical regions?

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The factors that combine to cause a precipitation maximum in late summer in most of the humid subtropical regions.

Explanation

A Humid subtropical climate has the warmest month above 10°C and coldest month between 18°C and 0°C. The summer is hot and has year-round precipitation ranging from 63 to 250 cm. It has winter drought (Asia). The Humid subtropical climates are concentrated on the East coast location between 20° and 40°N and S latitudes. The controlling factors are humid onshore (monsoonal) air movement in summer and  cyclonic storms in winter...

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