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Old 09-26-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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San Juan, Honolulu, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Panama and Belize are all tropical. They are all in the tropical zone.


Miami is NOT the equal of those places. Miami is NOT in a tropical zone, and is NOT tropical. As such the residents will NOT experience the pretty purple night sky of the tropics, the beautiful vegetation and immensely strong sunlight.

People like Jack Fisher, (a 30 plus year tropical horticulture veteran and head of the Miami Fairchild Center) understand this.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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All maps I've seen of climate zones show Miami being in the tropical zone. The northern part of the metro area (Palm Beach County & northern Broward) are in a transition zone. The vegetation is different from what I've seen in other parts of Florida and it feels way hotter than thr rest of Florida. I think Miami is tropical.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Miami has a tropical climate, this is not up for debate.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: All over the place
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Miami actually has a subtropical climate.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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"Miami is NOT the equal of those places. Miami is NOT in a tropical zone, and is NOT tropical. As such the residents will NOT experience the pretty purple night sky of the tropics, the beautiful vegetation and immensely strong sunlight."

Tropical zone as geography, or as in climate? You did not mention which you were referring to.

Parts of Saudia Arabia, Libya, and Egypt are also in the tropics by geography, I can say that they have a lot less vegetation than Florida has, those areas within the tropics are outright deserts.

Miami is in the tropics based on climate, with the mean year round temperature being above the minimum set for what is considered the tropics which is 64 degrees F.

All the tropics mean in geography is the area in which the sun is directly overhead, not with the climate as my examples have just shown you. There are a few plants that need to be in this zone. There is also tropics when referring to climate as well. Again, you did not state which you meant.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Miami actually has a subtropical climate.
Look at a climate Map. Miami is a tropcial monsoon climate. This guy now coming onto the Miami fourm. Hopefully the thread gets locked.
Ricksantos: YES YOUR RIGHT! Miami is NOT in a tropical Zone! BUT it does have a tropical (get ready this is a big and hard word for you to understand)
CLIMATE!! Crazy idea I know.

Anyway anyone who doubts this please look at just about any climate map online and they will show Miami as a tropical climate. Just like The Bahamas and even parts of Cuba that are above the Tropic of Cancer they still have tropical climates.

Ricksantos has something against Miami, we need to try to just ignore him he has been doing this at some other forums on city-data.

Last edited by FlyMIA; 09-26-2011 at 01:02 PM..
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Interestingly pointless thread. I have a geography degree....we were always taught that +/- 15* lat from the equator was tropical. But koppen classifications would say otherwise. But then again...wtf does it matter if miami is or isn't.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Interestingly pointless thread. I have a geography degree....we were always taught that +/- 15* lat from the equator was tropical. But koppen classifications would say otherwise. But then again...wtf does it matter if miami is or isn't.
I also have a degree in Geography and have never heard of this. Given the position of the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn that really does not make any sense. Maybe your thinking of the ITCZ? That would make sense.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropics Here is a good link.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: South Whidbey Island
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You see, to ordinary folk, a place that gets freakishly hot and humid, supports pythons and alligators, has a rather large and lush swamp in its backyard, all the bugs one can want, nice beaches you can swim in all year.......well, that is the ordinary folk definition of tropical. Smart folks be damned.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: All over the place
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Look at a climate Map. Miami is a tropcial monsoon climate. This guy now coming onto the Miami fourm. Hopefully the thread gets locked.
Ricksantos: YES YOUR RIGHT! Miami is NOT in a tropical Zone! BUT it does have a tropical (get ready this is a big and hard word for you to understand)
CLIMATE!! Crazy idea I know.

Anyway anyone who doubts this please look at just about any climate map online and they will show Miami as a tropical climate. Just like The Bahamas and even parts of Cuba that are above the Tropic of Cancer they still have tropical climates.

Ricksantos has something against Miami, we need to try to just ignore him he has been doing this at some other forums on city-data.
I come on the Miami forum all the time, sorry, if you have a problem with that. I didn't realize everyone was so sensitive about their climate status. I've found more info online saying Miami is subtropical than I've found say it's tropical.
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