Tropical Climates Tropical Savanna Tropical Rainforest. Tropical Savanna. Hot all year round, a few months are very dry, broad grassland, few trees. Tropical Rain Forest. Description – Hot and rainy all year round, lush vegetation.
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Hot all year round, a few months are very dry, broad grassland, few trees
Description – Hot and rainy all year round, lush vegetation
Location: mid-latitudes (close to tropics)
Description - hot humid summers with heavy rain; short and mild winter, deciduous trees (oak, magnolia, palms)
Location: around Mediterranean Sea
Description - Mild rainy winters and hot dry summers, short shrubs, trees, some coniferous trees
Location: mid-latitudes, west coast
Description – Winds from the ocean make it mild; rainy winters and cool summers, deciduous and coniferous forests
Location: mid latitude
Description: 4 seasons; winters can be long, cold and snowy but there are short hot summers, deciduous forests, grassland
Close to the polar regions; cold bitter winters but temperatures go above freezing in summer, taiga (coniferous forests)
Arctic region; “vast treeless plain” cold, harsh and dry; permafrost
Bitterly cold with giant ice sheets; monthly averages do not go above freezing
surrounds many deserts with partly dry grasslands and prairies; 10-20 inches of annual rainfall
Dry all year; gets less than 10 inches of annual rainfall
Local climates vary greatly because of differences in elevation; cool to cold climates year round; tall mountains will have a timberline.