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Flashcards in Temperate Climate Deck (7):
1

Name of climate

Warm temperate oceanic (Mediterranean)

2

Temperature- Summer

Hot & dry - 30°C
Close to equator sun is high
Cloudless skies long hours of sunshine

3

Temperature - winter

Mild moist - 4-6°C
Heavy rainfall
Atlantic Ocean brings moist air

4

Vegetation

Evergreen woodland
- absorbs and stores moisture during winter
- very thick bark and waxy leaves prevent moisture loss
- widely space to prevent competition for moisture

5

Human activity

Sheets and goats commonly reared
Overgrazing has damaged vegetation & soils exposed to erosion
Fruit and veg farming
Irrigation schemes introduced to overcome summer drought

6

Human activity- crops

Main crops citrus
Others include wheat, maize and sunflowers

7

Tourism

Main industry in coastal areas

Brought- wealth, jobs , pollution, water shortages, badly planned development