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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Chapter 8, Problem 2FQ
Textbook Problem

Chapter 8, Problem 2FQ, FIGURE 8.2 Map of the contiguous United States, showing average annual number of days with snow

FIGURE 8.2 Map of the contiguous United States, showing average annual number of days with snow cover.

What areas of the United states average the greatest number of days with snow cover?

Expert Solution
To determine

The areas of the United States that average the greatest number of days with snow cover.

Answer to Problem 2FQ

The areas of the United States that average the greatest number of days with snow cover is the northern Great Lakes and mountain regions of the Western United States.

Explanation of Solution

Several common characteristics are shared by microthermal climates. All humid climates experience a surplus of precipitation over potential evapotranspiration, and they receive a year-round precipitation. The subarctic areas that are characterized by bitter cold and winter droughts resulting from dry air are an exception to this. A precipitation maximum is produced in the summer by combining the high frequency maritime tropical air masses in summer and continental polar air masses in winter with strong summer convection. The length of period at which snow remains on the ground increases toward the poles and continental interiors.

Apart from highland areas, all three microthermal climates experience a significant snow cover. The effectiveness of warming by solar radiation will decrease by the high albedo of snow, and it contributes to the cold winter temperatures that are experienced at these locations. The variable and unpredictable nature of the weather is especially apparent in the humid microthermal climates.

The northern Great Lakes and the mountain regions of the Western United States are the areas of the United States that average the greatest number of days with snow cover.

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Chapter 8 Solutions

Fundamentals of Physical Geography
Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.15 Precipitation caused by uplift of air...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.16 Here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains,...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.17 Natural vegetation, vertical climate...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.18 This map shows the extensive areas of...Ch. 8 - What effect should these changes in receipt of...Ch. 8 - (a) (b) FIGURE 8.21 Building of the Isthmus of...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.22 Barringer Crater, Arizona, was formed...Ch. 8 - In addition to affecting the climate, what other...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.24 Examination of global temperatures...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.25 The steady increase since 1958 in the...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.26 Gases other than carbon dioxide...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.27 This figure shows the broad climate...Ch. 8 - FIGURE 8.29 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...Ch. 8 - In what ways do melting glaciers become a problem?Ch. 8 - Explain why the microthermal climates are limited...Ch. 8 - List several features that all humid microthermal...Ch. 8 - What factors limit precipitation in the subarctic...Ch. 8 - Identify and compare the climate factors that...Ch. 8 - What kinds of plant and animal life can survive in...Ch. 8 - How do elevation, exposure, and slope aspect...Ch. 8 - How have scientists been able to document the...Ch. 8 - What are the major causes of global climate...Ch. 8 - What effects can changes in the amounts of CO2 and...Ch. 8 - What changes are likely to occur in Earths major...Ch. 8 - What can you do personally to minimize...Ch. 8 - Based on the classification scheme presented in...Ch. 8 - The data in the previous table represent the...Ch. 8 - Chicago and New York City are located within a few...Ch. 8 - The precipitation recorded at Albuquerque, New...

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