Name Course Professor Date Geography Discussion: Hong Kong The Koppen climate classification for Hong Kong is Humid Subtropical Climate abbreviated as ‘Cfa’ (Weatherbase). The climate characteristics is exhibited by relatively high temperatures and even distribution of precipitation all year round. Although snow and tornadoes are rare in this region hailstorms and waterspouts occur occasionally. This type of climate is found in regions between latitudes 20 Degree North and 25 Degree South in the eastern sides of continents. There are seasonal variations in temperature and humidity in the globe has led to melting of ice in the arctic regions leading to rising sea level and development of extreme weather events globally. In Hong Kong local urbanization has influenced global warming as it has led to destruction of natural environments such as forests. Work Cited Hong Kong Observatory. "Climate of Hong Kong." Hong Kong Observatory-Official Authority For Hong Kong Weather Forecast 香港天文台-香港的官方天氣預報部門 hko.gov.hk Weatherbase. "Hong Kong China K'ppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)." Weatherbase weatherbase.com Yan Yuk Yee. "Surface wind characteristics and variability in Hong Kong." Weather 62.11 (2007): 312-316. [...]
Part 1: An Essay due Wednesday Jan 31 In DF 1 you wrote about places you would like to visit. Choose one of those places and investigate the climate characteristics by identifying the Koppen code, seasonal patterns of temperature and moisture, and the patterns of atmospheric circulation (eg. ITCZ, High pressure systems, westerlies). Describe any unique conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, heat waves, blizzards, monsoons, unusual winds etc. Discuss why these hazards occur (what are the controlling factors such as latitude, altitude, circulation patterns, etc), how they have influenced the formation of this place. Finally, you should discuss how human activity is influencing otherwise natural atmospheric/climatic processes in a negative way. Your post should be at least 4 paragraphs and must use appropriate terminology and concepts learned from the course. You must cite at least 1 source in MLA format. You will be graded on the level of detailed explanation you provide and proper writing (spelling and grammar). Consider having your essay proofread before posting it. (15 points) Note: Be careful not to discuss geological characteristics; that is the topic for DF 5.