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In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. The changes in these regions between summer and winter are generally mild, rather than extreme hot or cold. However, a temperate climate can have very unpredictable weather. In virology, temperate refers to the life cycle a phage is able to perform. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For other uses, see Spring. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... This article is about the temperate season. ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... This article is about the geographical term. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... The polar circle in Finland, 1975. ...

World map with temperate zones highlighted in red
World map with temperate zones highlighted in red

The north temperate zone extends from the Tropic of Cancer (at about 23.5 degrees north latitude,) to the Arctic Circle (at approximately 66.5 degrees north latitude.) The south temperate zone extends from the Tropic of Capricorn (at approximately 23.5 degrees south latitude,) to the Antarctic Circle (at approximately 66.5 degrees south latitude.) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Cancer (novel). ... For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel). ... Zoomable PDF of the map this is based on The Antarctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ...


Within these borders there are many climate types, which are generally grouped into two categories: continental and maritime. Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... An oceanic climate (also called marine west coast climate and maritime climate) is the climate typically found along the west coasts at the middle latitudes of all the worlds continents, and in southeastern Australia; similar climates are also found at high elevations within the tropics. ...


The maritime climate is affected by the oceans, which help to sustain somewhat stable temperatures throughout the year. In temperate zones the prevailing winds are from the west, thus the western edge of temperate continents most commonly experience this maritime climate. Such regions include Western Europe, especially in Ireland and the UK; and western North America at latitudes between 40° and 60° north (65°N in Europe). A current understanding of Western Europe. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The continental climate is usually situated inland, with warmer summers and colder winters. Heat loss and reception are aided by extensive land mass. In North America, the Rocky Mountains act as a climate barrier to the maritime air blowing from the west, creating a continental climate to the east. In Europe, the maritime climate is able to stabilize inland temperature, because the major mountain range - the Alps - is oriented east-west. North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The majority of the world's human population resides in temperate zones, especially in the northern hemisphere because of the mass of land.


For the history of the term, see geographical zone The torrid zone The temperate zones The frigid zones Each of the five main latitude regions of the earths surface is said to be a geographical zone, divided by the major circles of latitude. ...


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