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climates of south america assessment

climates of south america assessment

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Tropic of ________ runs through South America.

Capricorn

Within the_______ the direct rays of the Sun are directly overhead some time during the year.

tropics

__________ is a region of dense forests, large amounts of rainfall, and year-round temperatures.

Rain forest

As altitude_________ the temperature ___________.

increases, decreases

List the four things that determine the type of climate that will be found in South America.

ocean current, latitude, altitude, prevailing winds

The vegetation is usually grass and the largest area of this climate is found in Argentina in the Patagonia area

Steppe

rainfall amounts are often 90 inches or more a year

Tropical Rainforest

Found in Chile and lumbering is important in this climate

Mid-latitude Marine

This climate is found in Pampas region of Argentina

Humid Subtropical

found in Central Valley of Chile. The vegetation is often small, gnarled trees and shrubs with some grasses.

Mediterranean

less than 10 inches of rain a year and very little vegetation

Desert

Mostly in Brazil and the vegetation is largely grass, with trees in wetter areas

Tropical Wet and Dry (Savanna)

What is the region between 23 1/2 * N and 23 1/2* S known as?

The tropics

__________ is an occurrence that upsets weather patterns around the world.

El Nino

The part of the earth that is north of the equator is in the ____________ Hemisphere.

Northern

The part of the earth that is south of the equator is in the ____________ Hemisphere.

Southern

The _____________ is one of the driest deserts in the world.

Atacama