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The global patterns that occur based upon the earth's tilt, rotation and land/sea distribution are factors responsible for our climates. Climates are the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place. While the weather varies from day-to-day at any particular location, over the years, the same type of weather will reoccur. This recurring weather pattern for each location is known as the climate for that location.
For dry climates the most obvious climatic feature of this climate is that potential evaporation and transpiration exceed precipitation. These climates extend from 20°-35° North and South of the equator and in large continental regions of the mid-latitudes often surrounded by mountains.
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