GEOG 2OC3 Lecture 4: Geo 2OC3 Lecture 4

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Interaction of these principal factors leads to the many different climates experienced: canada has diverse land types so wide variety of climate regions. The pacific region: has marine climate influenced by the pacific ocean, with warm summers and cool winters. It has seasonal variation in temperature with a better winter season, and is dominated by a type of precipitation known as orographic- due to the lifting of moist air over a mountain barrier. The pacific cordillera: the higher elevation of the pacific cordillera causes the average temperature to be lower, with higher levels of precipitation on the leeward side of the mountains. The prairies: the interior situation of the prairies allows for a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, this area is the site or polar and tropical air current convergence, and precipitation patterns decrease east to west.

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