New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Lectures 6 and 7

by: Audrey Yu

Lectures 6 and 7 GEOG 170A1 - 001

Audrey Yu

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Here are lectures six and seven of the Geography class.
Earth Environment: Introduction to Physical Geography
Kevin Anchukaitis
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Earth Environment: Introduction to Physical Geography

Popular in Department

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Audrey Yu on Sunday March 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 170A1 - 001 at University of Arizona taught by Kevin Anchukaitis in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 38 views.

Similar to GEOG 170A1 - 001 at UA


Reviews for Lectures 6 and 7


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 03/13/16
Lectures 6 and 7  Physical Geographers read, interpret, and understand landscapes  Putting the pieces together: o Insolation o Temperature o Air Pressure o Air Masses and Movement o General Circulation o Precipitation and Evapotranspiration o Looking at the Climate Landscapes o Holistically  Classifying Climate Regions: o Mega­thermal ­ Tropical, warm all seasons:  Rain Forest  Monsoon Regions  Tropical Savannas o Meso­thermal ­ Moist, mild winter:  Humid Subtropical  Marine West Coast  Mediterranean o Micro­thermal ­ Moist, severe winter:  Humid Continental  Subarctic o Polar:  Tundra  Ice Caps  Polar Marine o Deserts:  Arid Deserts  Semiarid Steppes  Wladimir Koppen: o 1846­1940 o Geographer, Meteorologist, Climatologist, Botanist o First global system for climate classification o Koppen System is inherent bioclimatic o Primary Classification:  A ­ Tropical (Megathermal)  B ­ Dry (Arid)  C ­ Moist Temperate (Mild Winters, Mesothermal)  E ­ Polar o Secondary Classification:  S ­ Steppe climate (semi­arid). Annual precipitation between 380­760 mm  ­ B  W ­ Desert (arid and semi­arid) climates. Annual precipitation < 250 ­ B  f ­ No dry season, all months > 60 mm rainfall ­ A, C, D  w ­ Dry season in winter ­ A, C, D  s ­ Dry season in summer ­ C  m ­ Monsoon climate, annual precipitation > 1500 mm, driest month < 60  mm ­ A  T ­ Average temperature of hottest month 0­10C ­ E  F ­ Average temperature of hottest month < 0C ­ E  M ­ Abundant precipitation, mild winter ­ E o Tertiary Classification:  A: Hot Summer ­ C, D  B: Moderate Summer ­ C, D  C: Short and Cold Summer ­ C, D  D: Very Cold Winter ­ D  H: Dry and Hot ­ B  K: Dry and Cold ­ B  How are we changing climate? o We’re messing with the carbon cycle o Before humans, the amount of carbon used in the world was balanced  Increasing CO2 increases the amount of energy trapped in the Earth System.  The surface and atmosphere increase their temperature to balance this increased energy  Why do we care what happened 125,000 years ago? o Temperatures were as warm as we expect in the next decade or so o Sea level was higher by at least ~6 meters o This means both Greenland and Antarctica experienced significant melting o 6 meters of sea level rise is enough to flood part of most coastal (and some inland) cities  Are we sure it is us? o Climate models can be run with certain forcing turned “on” or “off” to attempt to  attribute observations to certain combination of those forcings


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Jennifer McGill UCSF Med School

"Selling my MCAT study guides and notes has been a great source of side revenue while I'm in school. Some months I'm making over $500! Plus, it makes me happy knowing that I'm helping future med students with their MCAT."

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.