climatic zones

The division of the earth into various zones, depending on the prevalent climates. These are Equatorial, Savannah, arid subtropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, boreal, and polar.

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  • Climatic regions of India — Climatic zones in India, based on the Köppen classification system India has a large variation in climate from region to region, due to its vast size. India experiences climate from four major climate groups. These can be further subdivided into… …   Wikipedia

  • climatic zone — noun any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude • Hypernyms: ↑zone, ↑geographical zone • Hyponyms: ↑Frigid Zone, ↑polar zone, ↑polar region, ↑Temperate Zone, ↑subtropics …   Useful english dictionary

  • Classification of major climatic types according to the Koppen-Geiger-Pohl scheme — ▪ Table Classification of major climatic types according to the Köppen Geiger Pohl scheme letter symbol 1st 2nd 3rd criterion A temperature of coolest month 18 degrees Celsius or higher f precipitation in driest month at least 60 mm m… …   Universalium

  • Africa — /af ri keuh/, n. 1. a continent S of Europe and between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. 551,000,000; ab. 11,700,000 sq. mi. (30,303,000 sq. km). adj. 2. African. * * * I Second largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea,… …   Universalium

  • Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …   Universalium

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

  • South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the… …   Universalium

  • Climate of India — …   Wikipedia

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • biogeographic region — Introduction       area of animal and plant distribution having similar or shared characteristics throughout.       It is a matter of general experience that the plants and animals of the land and inland waters differ to a greater or lesser… …   Universalium

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