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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

The precipitation recorded at Albuquerque, New Mexico (see Practical Applications, Chapter 7), is almost twice that recorded at Point Barrow, Alaska, yet Albuquerque is considered a dry climate and Point Barrow a humid climate. Why?

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The reason for the difference in climate at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Point Barrow, even though the precipitation recorded at Albuquerque, New Mexico is almost twice that recorded at Point Barrow, Alaska.

Explanation

The precipitation that is recorded at Albuquerque, New Mexico is almost twice that recorded at Point Barrow, Alaska. However, the climate that existed in Albuquerque, New Mexico is considered as a dry climate and Point Barrow, Alaska is considered as a humid climate...

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