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The subtropics are the zones of the Earth immediately north and south of the tropic zone, which is bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23.5 ° north and south. The term 'subtropics' describes the climatic region found adjacent to the tropics, usually adjacent to either the north or south pole latitudinal. However, subtropical zones can exist both north and south of many temperate zones, and so the temperate zones can only be distinguished from subtropical based on winter temperatures. This article is about Earth as a planet. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... World map showing the Tropic of Cancer The Tropic of Cancer, or Northern tropic, is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel). ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ...


The term refers to locations outside the tropics where winters are mild and often snowless, allowing for the growth of broadleaf evergreens, in contrast to temperate regions which have cold winters and mainly deciduous or coniferous flora. A subtropical climate implies that no average monthly air temperature goes below 0 °C in winter[citation needed]. This is a critical threshold temperature for a gamut of subtropical plants, including hardy palms, live oak, crape myrtle, and Southern magnolia. Even the coldest subtropical places have winter temperatures averaging at least 4 °C (with daytime highs around 9 °C and lows around 0 °C). Example of such borderline climate cities are Victoria, British Columbia and Cincinnati, Ohio. Subtropical climate zones are roughly bounded in the north by USDA Hardiness Zone 6b/7a. The poleward limit of such climates is higher on the west coasts of the northern continents and lower on the east coasts, because occasional Winter cold snaps reach farther south in the east. Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off) and is typically used in reference to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally. ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... Look up air in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Temperature (disambiguation). ... u fuck in ua ... Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor in snow, Congaree National Park, South Carolina. ... Southern live oaks on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia Live oak is a general term for a number of unrelated oaks in several different sections of the genus Quercus that happen to share the character of evergreen foliage. ... Species About 50, including: Lagerstroemia indica Lagerstroemia speciosa The Crape-myrtles Lagerstroemia are a genus of about 50 species of deciduous and evergreen trees or large shrubs native to east Asia and Australia. ... Binomial name L. The Southern magnolia, also known as bull bay, is a magnolia native to the southeastern United States, from coastal North Carolina south to central Florida, and west to East Texas. ... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Temperature scale of hardiness zones, showing the average annual minimum temperature boundaries for the zones A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by temperature hardiness, or ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. ...


In certain areas of the world the subtropics are plagued by hurricanes or typhoons (in the northern hemisphere), or tropical cyclones (in the southern hemisphere) that originate in the tropics in the summer and fall (when the wet seasons occur), but in usual circumstances, these storms should stay well within the tropical boundaries. Subtropical locations don't usually have distinctly wet or dry seasons, and have a fairly even distribution of rain throughout the year. This article is about weather phenomena. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Sometimes subtropical climates exist at surprisingly northern locations, including places like Scotland and British Columbia, due to the prevailing maritime winds keeping winters warm. This article is about the country. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735...


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The subtropics refers to the zones of the Earth immediately north and south of the two tropic zones, which are bounded by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, at latitude 23.5 ° north and south.
The term 'subtropics' describes the climatic region found adjacent to the tropics, closer to either the north or south pole latitudinal.
In certain areas of the world the subtropics are plagued by tropical cyclones that originate in the tropics in the summer and fall.
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