The different global positions of the USA and the USSR, in regard both to latitude and to the distribution of land and sea, ensure that their climatic conditions vary widely. The more southerly latitude of the United States guarantees it more warmth from the sun and a lesser difference in length of day as between summer and winter. Thus, the northernmost parts of the USSR have a period of several weeks in winter when there is no daylight and in midsummer when there is no night. Such conditions occur nowhere in the USA except in northern Alaska.
KeywordsCold Winter Climatic Type Oasis City Southerly Latitude Soviet Central
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