Humid Climate

humid climate

[′hyü·məd ¦klī·mət]
(climatology)
A climate whose typical vegetation is forest. Also known as forest climate.

Humid Climate

 

a climate with an excess of moisture, in which the solar heat received is insufficient to evaporate all moisture occurring in the form of precipitation. Surplus water is removed by the surface drainage of streams and rivers. There are two types of humid climate. The polar type is characterized by the presence of permafrost and the absence of underground sources of surface waters; the phreatic type is characterized by partial seepage of precipitation into the soil and by the presence of underground sources. The term “humid climate” was proposed by A. Penck in his geomorphological classification of climates.

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However, Vangtook and Chirarattananon (2006) studied radiant cooling with natural ventilation in a hot and humid climate in Thailand.
The 8 metre (25') tree grows wild in Central and South America but commercially now it is also grown in the West Indies, West Africa, Sri Lanka and Fiji where the warm, humid climate suits the tree.
There is a strong possibility of rain during the evening, which is normal in such a humid climate," said Williams technical director Sam Michael.
Too much exposure to the sun can be life-threatening as it can lead to heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, while prolonged physical activity without consuming water in a humid climate can also be dangerous.
Both John Tuck and Helen Rees ended lengthy barren spells courtesy of victories for Can Can Flyer and Humid Climate
Apartments are carefully oriented to take advantage of sun, views and, most crucially in a humid climate, cooling breezes.
For example, corrugated iron may be a cheap and relatively easy roofing material, but it unless it is anodized, an expensive process, it corrodes within months of being exposed to the humid climate found in many regions of Africa and needs replacing within a few years.
and 2) "Your grandparents are leaving for the hot and humid climate of the Caribbean islands for the Christmas break.
Singapore's close call with SARS in 2003, its famously hot and humid climate, and its proximity to politically delicate situations, require new initiatives previously unseen in healthcare design.
With the money from the fund, Dickson was able to purchase an air conditioning unit to help regulate the humid climate in her studio.
By resorting to European medical theories, for example, missionaries sought to explain "pagan" religious culture as a natural outgrowth of a hot and humid climate, and as a product of environmental influences.
Orcutt joined several newcomer organizations and used the get-togethers to scope out the dos and don'ts of outdoor decorating in Sarasota's humid climate.