Humid Continental Climate
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Humid Continental Climate
Humid continental climate at the world.

The humid continental climate is a continental climate with precipitations throughout the year, no dry season. In summer there may be storms and in winter snowfalls. In Köppen climate classification is Df. However, often wrongly is called temperate continental climate, for this concept see: temperate continental climate.

The humid continental climate is generally located in Northern Hemisphere from 40° N until 70° N, in North America, Europe and Asia.

Mixedwood in Alberta, Canada.

Sub-types

Hot summer humid continental climate (Dfa)

Is the continental climate with hot summer also called Danubian[1]. Typic vegetation is the caducifolio forest.

Warm summer humid continental climate (Dfb)

Is a hemiboreal continental climate, also known as Russian. Winters are most cold. Similar to oceanic climate. Typic vegetation is mixed forest[2].

Humid subpolar climate (Dfc)

Is a subpolar climate or Siberian, short summer and cold winters. Is the climate continental with greater extension, at latitudes of 50° N to 70 °N. The taiga is dominant vegetation. Permafrost is common on these zones.

Humid hipercontinental climate (Dfd)

Is a extreme continental climate with very cold winters, no summer and wide termic range.

See also

References

  1. ^ Robert Gabler et al. Essentials of Physical Geography. 2007 Thomson Brooks/Cole
  2. ^ Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov et al. The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography. 2002 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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