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Old 10-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Originally Posted by RickSantos View Post
Your the one who does not know what tropical means my friend........

Tropical is those places on and between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn , therefore having DIRECT and powerful tropical UV. If you don;t have this you're not tropical.

Ponce is dry, but it is still the tropics .

Miami is ONLY a transitional zone.

So freakin' what?

Old 10-08-2009, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rubber_factory View Post
Because it is a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures above 64.4

What you're telling me, is that you don't know what the word tropical means.

I will give you a hint: it doesn't involve tanning.
Exactly!!! I teach physical geography, so I can confirm that yes, this is what it means.

South Florida is borderline, but the southern tip (Miami, the Keys, and Everglades) are indeed tropical. The rest of Florida does get at least one frost just about every year and is therefore subtropical. You have the southern pine belt well south of Orlando, which extends along the Coastal Plain from Texas to Virginia. Thats subtropical.

Much of the natural vegetation in the Keys and in the Glades has more in common with Cuba and Bahamas.

Its really a tropical SAVANNA climate with a evry distinct dry season where the veg. dries out and catches fire.

So it is not a tropical rain forest environment which can only be found in Hawaii and Puerto Rico (that is as far as American states and commonwealths go).
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To avoid overlap with City-Data's local forums, General US has a single-state rule. This thread is off-topic here, since it's discussing a single state. Thread closed.

OP, you're welcome to send me a direct message if you want it reopened and moved to the Florida forum.
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