subhumid climate

subhumid climate

[¦səb′hyü·məd ′klī·mat]
(climatology)
A humidity province based on its typical vegetation. Also known as grassland climate; prairie climate.
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For example, "savannah climate" under the Kooppen designation corresponds to what Garcia [12] terms as "warm, subhumid climate with summer rains." However, in Mexico, the thermal and humidity conditions that are associated with this classification are characteristic of high or low seasonal rain forests rather than savannah.
The area situated between 500 and 1000 mm/year presents a subhumid climate, and the climate is humid when it exceeds 1000 mm.
--The first site "Machrouha", located in Souk Ahras (36[degrees]21'46.44"N, 7[degrees]49'33.26"E) is an orchard located in a forest scrub characterized by a mesomediterranean climate with long dry season, which is considered subhumid climate, whose dry period according to the diagram ombrothermic of Gaussen [5] extends over four months (June-October).
Gama-Castro, "Duripans in the subtropical and temperate subhumid climate of the Trans-Mexico Volcanic Belt," Revista Mexicana De Ciencias Geologicas, vol.13, no.2, pp.
Tepetates are formed, preferably, in subhumid climates (annual precipitation less than 800 mm), characterized for a dry season lasting from four to six months [14], where, in general, evapotranspiration is greater than the precipitation.
Highlands are variously covered with oak, pine and mixed oak-pine forests or chaparral and have a generally temperate subhumid climate, with a cool summer.
A subhumid climate around a lake with surrounding riparian and open woodland communities would seem ideal for a much more diverse local herpetofauna than was actually recovered.
The dominant climate varies from an alpine cold humid and subhumid climate to a temperate semiarid climate, and the terrestrial vegetation ranges from alpine grasslands and forest to arid grasslands and rain-fed cultivated lands [34].
Average crop coefficients (Kc ini , Kc mid and Kc end) and mean maximum plant heights for non stressed, well-managed crops in subhumid climates (RHmin= 45%, and U2 =2 m/s) for use with the FAO Penman-Monteith ETo are given in Table-2.
Climate in northern and southern low plains is semidry and it is dry in the high plains; however, semi-calid, subhumid climates occur in the central low plains and temperate-subhumid climates characterize the mountains (Garcia, 1973; Secretariia de Programacion y Presupuesto, 1986).
2) Chernozemic, typically occurring in the cool, subarid to subhumid climates of central Canada;
The climate is classified as [Aw.sub.0], the driest of the subhumid climates (Garcia, 1988).