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The purple shows where the mediterranean climates are. Picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterranean_climate

The Mediterranean climate is found in parts of California, parts of Europe, parts of Australia, and parts of Chile.
The Mediterranean Climate areas receive there rain fall mostly in the Winter. The area has four seasons. The area has very dry and hot summers and moist and cold winters. The average rainfall is 10 to 20 inches of rain a year. The average temperature is 59 degrees F.
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This is a picture of a stone pine tree. These trees are commonly found in Mediterranean areas. Picture from http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/treepictures/pine_it_stone_med.jpg Information from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/med_chap_climate_page.htm


The trees found in Mediterranean areas normally small with low branches. Most of the vegetation are shrubs.
Something very interesting about these areas are that there are commonly forest fires in these areas because of the shortage of rain in the summer time. California is famous for these fires. The trees can live on very little water.
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This is picture is showing the fog coming of the oceans. picture fromhttp://www.hickerphoto.com/ocean-picture-wairarapa-coastline-nz-17144-pictures.htm information from:http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/med_chap_climate_page.htm

Fog off the oceans is the only kind of moister in the summers. That is way most of the Mediterranean climates are around oceans.
The Latitude rage for the area is 30 degrees to 40 degrees north.
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This is a shrubland picture from: http://www.desurvey.net/images/Lagadas_shrublands41-70.jpg Informaiton form:http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/chaparral.html

In Mediterranean ares this is a typical type of land form found. Shrub lands are all over the are along with forests, scrub lands, and woodlands.animals_image.gif
These are some typical animals in Mediterranean areas. The animals above are Chips, Bob cats, Lizards, and a parrot.
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The cistaceane picture from: http://www.stridvall.se/flowers/gallery/Mediterranean_flowers
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the asteranceae picture from:http://www.stridvall.se/flowers/gallery/Mediterranean_flowers


Here are some typical flowers found in the Mediterranean areas.