Mediterranean Climate Vs Ice Cap Climate

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There are five causes of climate, latitude, elevation, ocean/wind currents, terrain and closeness to large bodies of water. There are many types of climates. Two interesting climates are the Mediterranean climate and Ice Cap climates. These two climates are very different. The Ice cap climate is located only near the poles, while the Mediterranean climate is mostly located on the western sides of continents.
The first climate is Mediterranean. This climate is located between the 30 and 45 degree latitudes. The climate is known for hot dry summers and cool wet winters. Winter temperatures are between 30 and 65 degrees. Summer temperatures are above 50 degrees. The cause of this climate is related to large bodies of water such as the Mediterranean
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There is no summer since the temperatures never go above freezing, but there are 2 seasons summer and winter. These seasons are determined by the amount of sunlight. During the summer, there is about 24 hours of light, since the poles are pointed toward the sun. During the winter the pole is facing away from the sun, which makes there 24 hours of darkness. The Ice Cap climate is the coldest climate on Earth. The warmest month is about -16 degrees fahrenheit. The coldest month is about -70 degrees fahrenheit. During the winter, temperatures can reach -90 degrees fahrenheit. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -128.6 degrees fahrenheit. Ice Cap climate temperatures are so low because of its high latitude near the poles. These areas receive only indirect sunlight.
There aren't many similarities between the Ice Cap climate and Mediterranean climates, but rather many differences. These differences include the types of plants that live in these areas. Most basic plants cannot grow in the Ice Cap climate. However, in some areas there is plant life like moss and lichen. Plants in the Mediterranean climate have be able to survive long dry summers. Evergreens like Pine and Cypress trees and some types of Oaks survive. Fruit trees and vines like grapes, olives, and citrus fruits grow good

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