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  1. Temperate climate

    The temperate climate refers to zones in a range of latitudes between 40 and 60/70. Not as hot as the subtropical climate and milder than the polar climate, it is usually defined but by what it is not.A sub-type is the moderate oceanic climate--windy and without excessive temperatures, which characterize the Western shores of Europe. The four seasons are well marked. It is associated by leafy tree forests and meadows. It alternates relatively fresh summers with mild and wet winters.Another sub-type is the continental moderate climate which dominates the steppes. It is cold and dry in winter while being rather hot and rainy in the summer. There are frequent storms and the transition of seasons are short. The hypercontinental climate has short summers and dry and very cold winters. It extends over Siberia, Alaska and Canada which are covered with coniferous tree forests.


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