Climate Classification

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  • Q1

    BWh denotes

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    Answer:

    sub-tropical desert climate.

    Explanation:
    The rainfall in sub-tropical desert climates is highly variable. Rain occurs in short intense thundershowers in deserts and is ineffective in building soil moisture. Maximum temperature in the summer is very high.
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  • Q2

    The small letters: m, w and s indicate

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    Answer:

    dryness.

    Explanation:
    The climatic groups are subdivided into types, designated by small letters, based on seasonality of precipitation and temperature characteristics. The seasons of dryness are indicated by the small letters : m, w and s.
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  • Q3

    Which one of the following is not an approach for classifying the climate?

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    Answer:

    Non empirical

    Explanation:

    Three broad approaches have been adopted for classifying climate. They are empirical, genetic and applied. Empirical classification is based on observed data, particularly on temperature and precipitation. Genetic classification attempts to organise climates according to their causes. Applied classification is for specific purpose.

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  • Q4

    Koppen’s classification is based on:

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    Answer:

    Mean monthly and annual temperature and precipitation data.

    Explanation:

    The system is based on the concept that native vegetation, average monthly temperatures and annual values of temperature and precipitation are the best expression of climate.

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  • Q5

    The small letters: f, m, w, and s, indicate:

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    Answer:

    Dryness

    Explanation:

    The seasons of dryness are indicated by the small letters, f, m, w and s. The small letter f corresponds to no dry season, m - monsoon climate, w- winter dry season and s - summer dry season.

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