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View Poll Results: Most similar to California?
Mexico 3 9.68%
Chile 11 35.48%
Australia 4 12.90%
South Africa 1 3.23%
Spain 14 45.16%
France 0 0%
Portugal 2 6.45%
Italy 4 12.90%
Greece 0 0%
Israel 0 0%
Turkey 1 3.23%
Morocco 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-09-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Spain has a desert area around Almeria, that is where some of those famous 60s
“spaghetti” westerns were filmed, like “Fistful of Dollars”.

As for volcanoes...Spain has them but they are in the Canary Islands,
tallest one reaching almost 13,000 ft.
The "deserts" in Spain aren't true deserts. Just very semi-arid climates.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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The "deserts" in Spain aren't true deserts. Just very semi-arid climates.
It's the closest thing Europe has to a desert.
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Old 06-09-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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It's the closest thing Europe has to a desert.
That's my point. California doesn't have the closest thing to deserts, it has honest to goodness, blazing hot and even quite barren deserts.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:16 PM
 
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Catalonia with the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees mountains in the background.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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Chile no doubt.
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Australia’s coasts feel a lot like California
Only the west and southwest. Eastern Australia is humid subtropical, grading into tropical along the northern coast.

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That's my point. California doesn't have the closest thing to deserts, it has honest to goodness, blazing hot and even quite barren deserts.
In that case, Morocco could be a solid choice. All that country is missing really is a temperate oceanic forest, as seen along the northwestern California coast.

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Old 06-10-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Only the west and southwest. Eastern Australia is humid subtropical, grading into tropical along the northern coast.



In that case, Morocco could be a solid choice. All that country is missing really is a temperate oceanic forest, as seen along the northwestern California coast.

Since when does Victoria have a humid subtropical climate? Lol, Melbourne is considered as temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) - Adelaide in South Australia has a Mediterranean climate, if you don’t know, please don’t comment.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Chile is almost twin of the west coast of the US and Baja California, inverted for it's southern hemisphere orientation.

Nearly 5 decades ago I attended high school in Viña del Mar, which is at latitude 33 south, same as Laguna Beach, CA (33 north). The climate, topography and vegetation of the coastal areas of Valparaíso province look almost identical to many places along coastal Southern California. The coast of central Chile has far less population and development compared to Southern Cal, so in many ways it is more like what southern Cal was decades ago.

You go further south in Chile and you get more rainfall, just like the north coast of CA. There are many temperate climate rainforest areas in southern Chile with rivers, lakes and cone shaped volcanoes. The southernmost 800 miles of Chile looks almost like the Alaska Panhandle.

Northern Chile is one of the driest desert areas in the world. They have everything from extreme high elevation desert to low elevation coastal desert.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:27 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Since when does Victoria have a humid subtropical climate? Lol, Melbourne is considered as temperate oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb)
I was obviously referring more to places like Sydney and Brisbane.

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Adelaide in South Australia has a Mediterranean climate
I wasn't naming specific states, I was referring to general positions along the landmass.

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if you don’t know, please don’t comment.
Learn to interpret context before responding to a comment.

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Old 06-17-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Only the west and southwest. Eastern Australia is humid subtropical, grading into tropical along the northern coast.



In that case, Morocco could be a solid choice. All that country is missing really is a temperate oceanic forest, as seen along the northwestern California coast.
Northern California = Iberian peninsula (Spain + Portugal)
Southern California = Morocco
Baja California = Western Sahara
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