Flashcards in Microthermal/ Humid Continental Deck (11)
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
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
Where are microthermal climates not found?
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')
In Humid Continental Climates, what does most winter precipitation fall as? What happens to lakes?
Snow. and lakes commonly ice over.
What are the four major vegetation types in Humid Continental climates?
Grass, Broadleaf, Needleleaf, and Mixed Forest
What dominates the Humid Continental landscape?
What are humid continental climates known for?
Being the breadbaskets of the world
What are the major crops of Humid Continental climates?
Corn, soybeans, wheat, hay
Where do humid continental climate crops primarily go?
The go to feed livestock