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Flashcards in Microthermal/ Humid Continental Deck (11):
1

What are the two types of microthermal climates? How would you describe them?

1. Humid continental - hot/warm summer, cold winter
2. subartic - cool summer, very cold winter

2

What is the geography of subarctic climates compared to humid continental?

subarctic climate are at higher latitudes or in more continental locations than humid continental

3

Where are microthermal climates not found?

southern hemisphere.

4

What are characteristics of Humid Continental?

1. no dry season (thus humid)
2. at least one month below freezing but also hot summer (thus 'continental')

5

In Humid Continental Climates, what does most winter precipitation fall as? What happens to lakes?

Snow. and lakes commonly ice over.

6

What are the four major vegetation types in Humid Continental climates?

Grass, Broadleaf, Needleleaf, and Mixed Forest

7

What dominates the Humid Continental landscape?

Agriculture

8

What are humid continental climates known for?

Being the breadbaskets of the world

9

What are the major crops of Humid Continental climates?

Corn, soybeans, wheat, hay

10

Where do humid continental climate crops primarily go?

The go to feed livestock

11

In D climates, is commercial forestry more or less important than in C climates? What is the exception?

It is less important than in C climates, except in very cold areas (highest latitudes of Humid Continental), mountains, and wet/ poor soil areas that are unstable for food crops