Environmental Science 102
Climate Classification and Climates Study Guide


What are are masses?

How are air masses classified?

What is climate?

What factors control the climate?

Who developed the current, most widely used, climate classification system?

Descride the characteristics of Group A climates.

Descride the characteristics of Group B climates.

Descride the characteristics of Group C climates.

Descride the characteristics of Group D climates.

Descride the characteristics of Group E climates.

Descride the characteristics of Highland climates.

What is a climograph?

What information is given in a climograph?

What is a microclimate?

On what factor is the Thornthwaite Classification based?

On what factor is the Kendrew Classification based?