Fascinating climate map shows which countries have the same weather as Australia

Bill Richardson ixia@dcsi.net.au
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 20:55:28 PDT
Hi Lee,
Thanks for this link, it is really fascinating to see climate maps in that perspective.
I have a very old book on South Africa, published around the 1950's which has many overlaid map comparisons with Australia. It was very helpful for me  to see similar latitudes/longtitudes/ temps. Etc., which gave me an insight in growing some of my beloved SA bulb species and helped me with their needs. You are never too old to learn something new. 
Thanks for sharing,
Bill Richardson

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From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lee Poulsen
Sent: Thursday, 7 July 2016 11:05 AM
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Subject: [pbs] Fascinating climate map shows which countries have the same weather as Australia

This article has a fascinating climate map of Australia (and Tasmania) where it maps different regions to similar climates on other continents. It even places a number of non-Australian cities on the map that correspond to the locations in Australia that have the same or similar climate as those cities have. I was surprised by a couple of them; I didn’t realize Adelaide’s climate was so similar to the California Bay Area’s or that Sydney’s climate was like that of Buenos Aires.

It would be fun to see similar maps made for other continents or regions. For example, I still don’t have a good feel for what the climates in Central Asia and the eastern Middle East correspond to elsewhere, especially since there are a number of bulbs that come from that region. For example, I keep wondering why certain Tulipa species do so well in warmer regions like southern California and the U.S. South, while other Tulipa species do not.


--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

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