Appendix A: Climate Analogue Report

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1) Info

Name:

 

Current Site Location:

 

2) Koppen-Geiger Climate Classification

What is the 3 letter Koppen-Geiger code and what do the letters represent?

Current Site:

 

 

3) Latitude

What is the latitude, either North or South, of your design site?

Current Site:

 

 

4) Potential Climate Analogue:

List general region, and then 3+ potential analogue locations and their latitudes

General Region:

 

 

3 Potential Towns or Cities: We choose towns because there is climate data

 

 

 

5) Koppen-Trewartha Climate Classification:

What is the 2 letter Koppen-Trewartha code and what do the letters represent? Cross-reference the Koppen-Trewartha classification map to see if there is any difference between your site and its potential analogues.

 

 

6) Analogue Site for more research:

7) Proximity to Coast or Large Water Body

How far, in miles or kilometers, is your site to the nearest ocean, sea, or large inland lake? Which direction is the body of water, North, South, East or West?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

 

8) Elevation

What is the elevation, in feet or meters, of your design site and potential analogue site? Please place any photo or reference links in the text of your responses.

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

9) Precipitation Quantity

What is the average annual precipitation, in inches or millimeters?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

10) Precipitation Seasonality

When during the seasons of the year does precipitation typically arrive?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

11) Thornthwaite Climate Classification

What is the Thornthwaite climate classification, which is based on precipitation and evaporation rates?

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Analogue Site:

 

 

12) Global Air Circulation and Storm Tracks

Are there particular air circulation patterns that affect the timing and qualities of precipitation, winds and storm events? (i.e. monsoon, seasonal hurricanes, oceanic jet stream etc.)

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

13) Ocean Currents

Are there particular ocean currents that affect temperature and seasonal weather events? (i.e. North Atlantic Gulf Stream bringing warm water North or California Current bringing cold water South etc.)

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

14) Topographic Features

Are there mountain ranges in the vicinity of the area? What are they called and what are their elevations in feet or meters?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

15) Landscape Positioning

If there are topographic features present, what is the proximity of the site and directional relationship to them (North, South, East or West)?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

16) Temperature

What is the yearly average temperature of the site in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit? What is the average temperature during the hottest and coldest months?

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

17) Plant Hardiness Zone

What is the plant hardiness zone of the site in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit? This has to do with the average yearly extreme low temperature.

Current Site:

 

 

Analogue Site:

 

 

18) Soil Types

Do the sites have the same global soil region? If not, what are the regions found for both sites?

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Analogue Site:

 

 

19) Crops

What are the main crops grown in the region?

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Analogue Site:

 

 

20) Building Materials and Methods

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21) Narrative Summary

In your words, what are the main similarities and differences between the two analog climates, and any other observations you want to make about your findings? Please place any photo or reference links in the text of your responses.

Similarities:

 

 

Differences:

 

 

Further observations:

 

 

Areas for further research:

 

 

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