Climate Classification: BW(h)
Aedan Garcia 5/9/14 1st Period
BW Climates are dry and arid, so we casually classify them as deserts. The requirements for a BW classification are as follows: evaporation normally exceeds precipitation, but is less than half of the potential evaporation. The average temperature of a BWh is more than 64 degrees, and frost is absent or infrequent, while less than 64 and occasional frost and freezing temperatures are normal for a BWk
Areas that can be classified as BWh include Northern Mexico, Southwest US (Texas, Arizona, etc.), Iran, Western Australia, etc.
"Dry Climates - B Climate Type." Dry Climates - B Climate Type. The Encyclopedia of Earth, n.d. Web. 09 May 2014. http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/162271/