Global Climate Classification
assignment, you will investigate the climate patterns and climate classification of 5 locations you choose. You will gather monthly temperature and precipitation data and information on the major influences on your chosen locations? climate classifications.?
On our D2L Content page, you will find a link to a website that contains?Koppen?climate class world maps and maps of the U.S., as well as useful data files and articles on climate classification. I have also posted map images of the U.S. and the world map showing?Koppen?climate classes.?
Step 1: Choose 5 Locations
The location where you were born or grew up.
Where you live now (if these are the same, choose another location in the U.S.)
A location with the same major climate classification as your location 1, but in the opposite hemisphere or on a different continent.
A location with the same major climate classification as your location 2, but in the opposite hemisphere or on a different continent.
Another location of your choosing, but with a different major climate classification than your Locations 1 ? 4.?
Step 2: Gather climate data
For each of your five chosen locations, gather temperature and precipitation data.?You will need to find and report on the following information for each of your 5 chosen locations.
Total annual rainfall
Average?high?temperature by month?
Average precipitation by month?
Annual temperature range
Major climate class name
Step 3: Make a table and?Climograph?for each of your 5 locations
Report the average?high?temperature and average precipitation by month in a?separate table for each of your 5 locations.?
Construct a?climograph, with a line graph for temperature by month, and a bar?graph for precipitation by month, for each of your 5 locations.?
Title your tables and graphs, label all axes and give appropriate row/column?headings.
Step 4: Record the following information?for?each of?your 5?locations
Location 1: [City, State, Country]
Total annual rainfall:?
Average annual temperature:?
Annual temperature range:?
Distribution of temperature during the year:?
Distribution of?precipitation during the year:
Step 5: Answer the following?questions for each of your 5 locations
What are the main climatic influences for this location (for example, prevailing air pressure, air mass sources, degree of?continentality,?temperature?of ocean currents)??
What is the?K?ppen?climate classification symbol for this location??
What is this location?s climate class name??
Give a brief explanation of the key climate data that determine this classification:
Step 6: Compile your responses to Steps 1 ? 5 into a single report for each location.?
Below, find an example report to help guide you.
Location #1:?Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lat/Long:?46.8? N, 71.2? W
Total annual rainfall:?103.8 cm
Average annual temperature:?6.0?C
Annual temperature range:?32.1 C?
Distribution of temperature during the year:?Wide range between summer and winter
Distribution of precipitation during the year:?Even distribution of precipitation throughout the year
What are the main climatic influences for this station???Polar front,?cP?and?cA?air masses, extreme?continentality.
K?ppen?climate classification symbol:?Dwd
Explanation for this determination:?Warmest month above 10? C; coldest month below 0? C. Winter drought.?Coldest month below??38? C.
See below for?an example table of monthly average temperature and precipitation and?Climograph:
**Note: Ignore the lower plotline. It shows potential evaporation, which you are not required to plot for your locations.**
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