The most difficult climate riddlesGeography quiz
Which of the following cities is the most northern?
The climate of Western Europe is strongly conditioned by the Gulf Stream, which keeps mild air over the high latitude northwestern region over the winter months.
What is the coldest national capital in the world?
Owing to its high elevation (about 1,350 metres above sea level), relatively high latitude, location hundreds of kilometres from any coast, and the effects of the Siberian anticyclone, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world. It has an average annual temperature of −0.4 °C, as cold as Nuuk, Greenland, but Greenland is not independent.
What was/is the "Dust Bowl"?
ecological cataclysm in the USA
a cloud of cosmic dust surrounding Venus
type of smoke absorber from cigarettes
UN program to fight smog
Dust Bowl is the period (1931-1938), in which nineteen states in the area of the Great Plains in the United States were affected by ecological catastrophe resulting from drought and severe soil erosion. This facilitated the formation of anhydrous dust storms called "dusterami". By 1934, more than 100 million hectares had lost the top, fertile soil layer.
Which continent has the lowest precipitation rate?
Antarctica is technically a desert, averaging just 166 mm (6.5 in) of precipitation per year. Only some fringe coastal areas have a tundra climate with a short summer, averaging above freezing, and much higher precipitation.