Chapter 5 -Climatic Factors from Introduction DVD and Course Notes pdf.
1. Using local knowledge Broad climate zones : Temperate
2. Broad climate zones
3. Landscape effects on climate. Climate analogues.
4. Characteristics of major climate zones.
5. Orographic features. Major landscape profiles
6. Minor landscape profiles: High island, Low island
7. Class Questions.
8. Minor landscape profiles: Flat lands.
9. Minor landscape profiles: Wetlands, Coasts, Estuaries.
10. Climatic Factors Conclusion.
The repeated description of temperate climates having dry summers bugs me, as a native of the Midwest. Where I grew up, rain is possible 365 days a year (it won't happen every day, but it could.) I never understood suede shoes until I moved to California.
Coming back to the midwest from California in the summertime, the jungle-like nature of the plant growth was striking. Thunderstorms happen all the time. I suppose this is a continental effect, but it's a lot of ground that has rain all year, not just in the tropics.
Hey guys - I am a "veteran" from last year's course and there's something I always meant to ask him but didn't. Geoff says a couple of times when he's discussing the orthographic effect that the west coasts of continents are GENERALLY drier than the east coasts. I can't recall him saying WHY.
If you are going through this section now - maybe it's there and I missed it?? Looking at a Koppen map would tend to support this claim - much more red/pink/orange on the west side of continents.
Subtropical desert (Köppen: BWh)
Elevation: 1090 ft Annual rainfall: 7"