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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 7.26 Climographs for humid subtropical climate stations.

What hemispheric characteristics are shown in these graphs?

To determine

The hemispheric characteristics are shown in accompanying climographs.

Explanation

The New Orleans, Louisiana, Brisbane, and Australia represent humid subtropical (Cfa) climates in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively. A humid subtropical climate has warmest month above 10°C and coldest month between 18°C and 0°C. The summers are hot and have 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, cyclonic storms in winter.

The humid subtropical climates receive winter moisture from cyclonic storms, which travel with the westerlies along the polar front...

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