Why does some of the differently coloured field differ from the American original?
I have merged the vegetation zones I could not tell the difference between. Furthermore, I have changed parts of southern New Zeeland. They are marked on the original map as ”Tropical grassland”. At the same time they almost immediately border to a permanent ice sheet (”ice sheet or other permanent ice”). The differences in altitude of the area are not large enough to allow for such a great difference in climate. For this reason I changed it to temperate steppe.
In addition I have changed two areas in North Africa and Western Australia. Both are marked on the original map as ”Tropical woodland”. I interpreted it as the same thing as ”Monsoon or dry forest”. Now, “monsoon forest” means getting most of their rain during the hottest part of the year. On subtropical latitudes the western sides of the continents get the most of their rain during the colder parts of the year. For this reason I thought ”Broadleaf temperate evergreen fores[t]” was less misleading.
Finally, I have changed an area in eastern South America. It is marked on the original map as ”Broadleaf temperate evergreen fores[t]”. At these latitudes the eastern sides of the continents get most of their rain during the warmer parts of the year. Then it is most suitable to state it as ”Monsoon or dry forest”.
This page was last changed on the 3rd of February 2023.