Analogs of Yuma Climate in South America. Yuma Analogs No. 9.
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QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER NATICK MA
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No area of close analogy to Yuma climate is found in South America. However, when single elements of climate are considered, such as mean temperature for the coldest month or mean annual precipitation, some areas are closely analogous. When areas of semianalogy are added, certain climatic elements are found to be comparable to Yuma over much of the continent. Warmest month temperature analogy occurs in northern Argentina, western Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia. Coldest month temperature analogy is found on the northern coast of Chile, the Andean foothills of western Peru, and the highlands of Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. On the eastern side of the Andes more areas of analogy are found in Bolivia, Uruguay, Southern Brazil, and the lowlands of northern Argentina. Mean daily maximum temperature analogy is confined to a small area of northern Argentina. Much of northern Argentina, southern Brazil, Uruguay, and various elevations in the Andes and upland regions of the northern countries in the study area. A small area of absolute maximum temperature analogy exists in northern Argentina.