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Old 05-10-2020, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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I've found this epic YouTube channel lecturing the basic concept of climatology with numerous neat visual graphs. The author explains the climate zone divided into 12 types in a big picture. I think it's an excellent source that can be shared with your family, friends, or acquaintance to make them easily understand and friendly approaching to discuss our interests in climate.

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#12 Subtropical Highland
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#11 Oceanic
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#10 Mediterranean
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#9 Tropical Rainforest
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#8 Tundra
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#7 Humid Subtropical
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#6 Continental
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#5 Cool Desert
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#4 Ice Cap
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#3 Subarctic
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#2 Tropical Monsoon & Savannah
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#1 Hot Desert
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Land Area by each Köppen climate classification


*Note: Cfb (Oceanic: 2,300,000 km2[1.53%] &amp; Subtropical Highland: 620,000 km2[0.41%])
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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<Population>





#12 Ice Cap
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#11 Tundra
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#10 Subarctic
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#9 Tropical Rainforest
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#8 Oceanic
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#7 Subtropical Highland
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#6 Cool Desert
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#5 Mediterranean
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#4 Continental
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#3 Hot Desert
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#2 Tropical Monsoon & Savannah
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#1 Humid Subtropical
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Population by each Köppen climate classification


*Note: Cfb (Oceanic: 271,500,000[3.61%] &amp; Subtropical Highland: 60,500,000[0.80%])
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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<Habitability / Density>





#12 Ice Cap
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#11 Tundra
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#10 Subarctic
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#9 Cool Desert
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#8 Hot Desert
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#7 Tropical Rainforest
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#6 Continental
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#5 Tropical Monsoon & Savannah
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#4 Oceanic
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#3 Mediterranean
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#2 Subtropical Highland
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#1 Humid Subtropical
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Density by each Köppen climate classification


Note: Cfb (Oceanic: 118/km2 &amp; Subtropical Highland: 98/km2)
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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<Secrets of World Climate Series>

Introduction


Episode 1: Tropical Rainforest


Episode 2: Tropical Monsoons & Savannahs


Episode 3: Subtropical Highlands


Episode 4: Hot Deserts


Episode 5: Humid Subtropical


Episode 6: Mediterranean


Episode 7: Oceanic


Episode 8: Cool Deserts


Episode 9: Continental


Episode 10: Sub-Arctic


Episode 11: Tundra


Episode 12: Icecap


Themes - A Journey through Earth's Climate Zones
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France
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<Seasons>





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"For readability, I have grouped similar zones together or omitted rare or isolated ones.
This list shows the most important and distinct zones, starting at the equator at the top and finishing at the pole at the bottom of the page.
For each zone I have depicted the change in temperature across the year in a colour spectrum, from red as the hottest to purple as the coldest.
Below each temperature progression is a progression of precipitation, with rain in blue, snow in white, and intensity of such precipitation as proportional shading.
These patterns are for the northern hemisphere and will anturally be reversed for the southern.
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Up top we see the unchanging single hot and wet season of the Tropical Rainforest.
Next we see the change in rainfall across the year in the Tropical Monsoon and Savannah climates, and a slight bump in temperature just before the wet season.
After this we see the unique Subtropical Highland climate, where temperatures are reduced due to altitude.
Note that there is a form of this climate where the rain is constant year round, but is not shown here.
Then we come to the Hot Desert, where there is little to no rain, but intensely hot conditions in summer.
We then have the unique three season climate of the Subtropical Monsoon - a mild dry winter, then a short and very hot dry summer, followed by hot wet season.
As we move into the mid latitudes, we get our first cool winter temperatures in the Humid Subtropical, followed by the unique dry summer / wet winter pattern of the Mediterranean climate zones.
This latter, together with its westerly ocean facing sibling, the Oceanic, demonstrate mild temperature ranges from winter to summer.
By contrast the Continental climate zones that follow show much more extreme temperature ranges, with subdivisions of these being the cool deserts, with absence of rain, Humid Continental, where we see snow and rain defining seasonal precipitation and Continental Monsoon, where this pattern is varied by an absence of winter precipitation.
The final continental climate of the Subarctic is then seen with extreme temperature ranges featuring very cold winters yet warm summers.
As we reach the poles, freezing temperatures dominate with only a brief cool summer in the tundra bringing any respite to these forbidding lands."
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:38 PM
 
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Well done. Thank you.

Edited to add: Excellent videos. This thread has become a sticky, at least for now, so that it won't get buried in the archives in the weeks to come.
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