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Semi-arid climate

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A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate. [1]

42 relations: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, Biome, Brazil, Climate, Continental climate, Contour line, Desert climate, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Diurnal temperature variation, Dust Bowl, Goyder's Line, Gran Chaco, Humid continental climate, Humid subtropical climate, India, Jaipur, Köppen climate classification, Mediterranean climate, Monsoon, Murcia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Niamey, Niger, Outback, Palliser's Triangle, Paraíba, Patos, Poaceae, Reno, Nevada, San Diego, Sertão, Shrub, Southwestern United States, Spain, Steppe, Subtropics, Temperate climate, Tropical savanna climate, Tropics, Ustic, Wave height, Wet season.

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología

Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, AEMET (translated from Spanish as the State Meteorological Agency) is Spain's meteorological agency operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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A biome is a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Climate is the statistics of weather over long periods of time.

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Continental climate

Continental climates are defined in the Köppen climate classification as having the coldest month with the temperature never rising above 0.0° C (32°F) all month long.

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Contour line

A contour line (also isocline, isopleth, isarithm, or equipotential curve) of a function of two variables is a curve along which the function has a constant value, so that the curve joins points of equal value.

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Desert climate

The Desert climate (in the Köppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub, and does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate.

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

The Deutscher Wetterdienst or DWD for short, is the German Meteorological Office, based in Offenbach am Main, Germany, which monitors weather and meteorological conditions over Germany and provides weather services for the general public and for nautical, aviational or agricultural purposes.

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Diurnal temperature variation

In meteorology, diurnal temperature variation is the variation between a high temperature and a low temperature that occurs during the same day.

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Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion (the Aeolian processes) caused the phenomenon.

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Goyder's Line

Goyder's Line is a line that runs roughly east-west across South Australia and, in effect, joins places with an average annual rainfall of.

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Gran Chaco

The Gran Chaco or Dry Chaco is a sparsely populated, hot and semi-arid lowland natural region of the Río de la Plata basin, divided among eastern Bolivia, western Paraguay, northern Argentina and a portion of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, where it is connected with the Pantanal region.

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Humid continental climate

A humid continental climate (Köppen prefix D and a third letter of a or b) is a climatic region defined by Russo-German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1900, which is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold in the northern areas) winters.

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Humid subtropical climate

A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild to cool winters.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Mediterranean climate

A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.

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Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region).

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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Niamey is the capital and largest city of the West African country Niger.

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Niger, also called the Niger officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa named after the Niger River.

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The Outback is the vast, remote interior of Australia.

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Palliser's Triangle

Palliser's Triangle, or the Palliser Triangle, is a semi-arid steppe occupying a substantial portion of the Western Canadian Prairie Provinces, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba, within the Great Plains region.

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Paraíba (Tupi: pa'ra a'íba: "bad for navigation") is a state of Brazil.

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Patos is a municipality in the state of Paraíba in the Northeast Region of Brazil.

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Poaceae or Gramineae is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses, commonly referred to collectively as grass.

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Reno, Nevada

Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada, located in the western part of the state, approximately from Lake Tahoe.

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San Diego

San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.

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The Sertão ("outback" or "backcountry") is one of the four sub-regions of the northeast of Brazil.

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A shrub or bush is a small to medium-sized woody plant.

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Southwestern United States

The Southwestern United States (Suroeste de Estados Unidos; also known as the American Southwest) is the informal name for a region of the western United States.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.

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In physical geography, a steppe (p) is an ecoregion, in the montane grasslands and shrublands and temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands biomes, characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.

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The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropics at latitude 23.5° (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and temperate zones (normally referring to latitudes 35–66.5°) north and south of the Equator.

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Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.

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Tropical savanna climate

Tropical savanna climate or tropical wet and dry climate is a type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification categories "Aw" and "As".

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The tropics are a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.

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Ustic is a class of soil moisture regime.

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Wave height

In fluid dynamics, the wave height of a surface wave is the difference between the elevations of a crest and a neighbouring trough.

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Wet season

The monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-arid_climate

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