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Old 08-12-2012, 07:52 PM
 
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Not to come off as mean, but is the sterotype true that most of australia is unlivable desert?
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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Not to come off as mean, but is the sterotype true that most of australia is unlivable desert?
No. About 1/2 of Australia is desert, the other 1/2 varies between semi-arid and wet. There are indigenous people that live in the Outback, plus Alice Springs is a city in the middle of it


I recommend the mods to move this topic to the Weather forum, where Australians with a good understanding of their climate can find responses to this question
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Australia's climate zones are Aw, Af, Am, BWh, BWk, BSk Csa, Csb, Cfa, and Cfb

Expanding on that:

Aw- tropical savannah (Darwin)
Af- tropical rainforest (limited to the Daintree National Rainforest)
Am- tropical monsoon (city like Cairns)
BWh- hot arid (what you would associate as the Outback)
BWk -cool arid (like El Paso, TX)
BSk - cool steppe/grassland (similar to our states like Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and the western central Plains states)
BSh - hot steppe/grassland (similar to Laredo, TX and much of south-central Texas)
Csa - temperate climate with summer dry season and a hot summer (aka Mediterranean)
Csb - temperate climate with dry summers and warm summers (similar to Seattle)
Cfa - humid subtropical with even precipitation distribution and hot summers (similar to Atlanta or Dallas, etc.)
Cfb - humid oceanic climate with even precipitation distribution and warm summers (similar to London or Vancouver, BC)

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What he said.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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What he said.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Are geographic facts taunts now?

I hear your main river system has a flow for 57 giglitres an hour!

Oh yeah, well I heard that the rainfall on your Northern highlands region can be as much as 940mm a year!

Think you're good do you? I know for a fact that the entire Western coast of your country is dominated by red podzolic soil!

Well, at least there's no dry sclerophyll forest where I come from!!!!!


But yes, We are the dryest continent (except for Antarctica). Rainfall distribution
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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Not to come off as mean, but is the sterotype true that most of australia is unlivable desert?
Nothing that some (expensive) desalination plants and pipelines couldn't solve. The summers in the central desert parts actually aren't that hot BTW, not compared to places like Bagdad or Phoenix.

We don't have a population big enough to make us to worry about finding new spaces though, so it doesn't matter. But really, none of Australia, with some man-made assistance, is unliveable.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Melbourne AUS
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So, Northern Victoria and southern inland NSW deserts are "cool" and similar to notoriously cold places like Montana, Wyoming and Colorado? I'd like to know when Mildura and Broken hill last got snow drifts, -20C temps and ice storms...

Bullshit, ****ing Koppen fails again
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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So, Northern Victoria and southern inland NSW deserts are "cool" and similar to notoriously cold places like Montana, Wyoming and Colorado? I'd like to know when Mildura and Broken hill last got snow drifts, -20C temps and ice storms...

Bullshit, ****ing Koppen fails again
Were you not able to find this information on google?
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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That's why over 85% of the population live on the coast . I could not imagine living in the desert - too hot in the summers, cold in the winters and arid!
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