User talk:G. Capo

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, G. Capo, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Gary King (talk) 01:57, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

{{help me|I got a question. I have two medium-sized articles ready to be posted, but I don't know how to post it. There is a link for both of these posts but it leads only to a brief discussion of the subject with other subjects thrown in. My articles are more detailed. Could you help.}}

{{help me}}I've returned to find two articles I helped create deleted. Checking out the reasons, I'm hearing lack "real world notability" which I disagree with. I wasn't quite finished with the article. It looked like three or four people decided that it wasn't and not only deleted it but turned it into a redirect page so most people won't see the "discussion" behind why it was deleted. Could you help?}}

Your article wasn't deleted, you can find it here, if you think the article deserves an article for itself, be bold and revert the change that converted it into a redirect. If you have any further questions, please direct them to my talk page or alternatively, re-add the {{helpme}} template, regards —— RyanLupin(talk) 09:54, 24 August 2008 (UTC)


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Re: References for Mai[edit]

Good references comply with WP:V and WP:R. Each type of article, ie. Video Games, historical, etc, each have a list of certain reliable sites. In the case of Mai, (anime/TV), you'd look at IGN TV, or Nick.com, and even arguable Avatar Spirit. However, for the article to comply with WP:N, it must have multiple references from a variety of different sources. Mai's references come from not only just one source, but they aren't even formatted properly per WP:CITE. I hope that helped. :) I haven't the time to clean up the article for you, though.--haha169 (talk) 00:36, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

My bad - I was talking about Ty Lee. Mai needs references. It has none - so I put the tag there. --haha169 (talk) 00:41, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Original research in Pittsburgh article[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to Pittsburgh. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. OhNoitsJamie Talk 00:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Countries/Regions with Subtropical Highland Climates: Antanarivo, Madagascar[edit]

Antanarivo, the capital of Madagascar, has like the rest of the vast plateau of Madagascar, a Subtropical Highland Climate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.214.146.63 (talk) 20:52, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

San Diego climate[edit]

Hello G.Capo, nice to meet you. San Diego is quite unique in that it straddles the two climatic zones CSa-BSh (look at the map referred here), but it really does lean towards the semi-arid (BS) if you use Koeppen's system. Because the Pacific ocean systems moderate the temperatures, making it very pleasant year-round, most people mistake it for a Mediterranean climate. Also, some issues regarding Koeppen's CS category... (1) SD's geographical area straddles these two zones along the coast. This is not the case, further up, in LA, where the shift to BSh occurs inland, away from the coast. Apart from perhaps Casablanca, San Diego is the only major coastal city at this transition zone. (2) Yes, a Mediterranean climate has relatively wet winters and relatively dry summers... but this is not the case with SD. While it receives MOST of its rain in the winter, it amounts to little (~10", which technically makes it almost "desert"). Med climates have significant winter rain. I'm sure there are zones with microclimates that lean either way. (2) The litmus test to determine the assignment of BS vs CS is the PET, which also indicates the agrarian potential of a site without irrigation. Using this, the SD area is BS. Moving inland it becomes BW. (3) The BS that starts at the coast in San Diego, extends down the Baja until it gives way to true desert (BW)... all along the coast, NOT the interior. This pattern of CS-BS-BW occurs at other coastal locations on the planet- most similarily in Morocco (same latitude and similar ocean systems exerting influence). (4) BH climates are NOT always hot, nor are they cold. Negative evaporation can occur without extreme heat.

I think the SD article needs to reflect San Diego's climatic uniqueness, and to say it has a "Mediterranean" climate, or even an "arid Med" climate, is incorrect. It's in an area of progression- a continuum from one zone to another- so it cannot be clear cut. I'd like to reword the section on climate to reflect this, if you concur... perhaps a little less biased to BS than I had it. What do you think? Koppenlady (talk) 22:11, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Page changes[edit]

Please so not change the content on articles such as you did on Calgary and Edmonton with out cites or proper references. Cheers Kyle1278 20:28, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

According to the Government of Alberta the province has a continental climate and that part of the province is semiarid. Here and the areas outlined in white. Cheers. Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 21:12, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
Can it be sourced as well? Enter CambridgeBayWeather, waits for audience applause, not a sausage 22:03, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar![edit]

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For engaging in meaningful discussions and updating information on Koeppen climate classification articles. Keep up the good work! Cheers Koppenlady (talk) 19:15, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Climate categories for Mexican locations[edit]

Hi! I saw your comment on the Guadalajara article. I work mostly on Mexican geography articles. Many times I either do not find any climate categorization info or that info is in Spanish, and I have not found a way to translate this jargon. I would love to find a way to get the Köppen climate classification... either a detailed map for Mexico or a site that gives the classifications when you pop in the name of the locations. Are you aware of any sources that can help me?Thelmadatter (talk) 22:39, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

RE: Climate Description[edit]

Thanks for the feedback. I would like to clear this up: when I say "continental semi-arid climate", this is in contrast to places such as Argentine Patagonia, where a semi-arid climate prevails, but said climate is not continental, looking at the thermal regime and humidity levels. "Semi-arid steppe climate" is indeed redundant, I agree with you here. My describing Edmonton as "semi-arid" was a mistype; I meant semi-humid. As for Calgary, it is not deemed to be semi-arid according to the Koppen system, but its annual precipitation is close to the threshold given by the system, and I think that a broader interpretation of what is a "semi-arid" climate than that of the Koppen system, one that includes areas such as that which Calgary is in, is legitimate so long as one recognises that the prevailing climate system does not classify these regions as such.

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Climate[edit]

I know there has been some controversy for the climate classification of Edmonton and Calgary. I am just wondering from your perspective (since you seem to know a lot more than me on this subject) what would you classify the two cities as? Thanks Kyle1278 03:59, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Chinese cities[edit]

Tianjin[edit]

Should we go by the strict mathematical mean of the 1971-2000 data ([1.8 + (-7.5)] / 2 = -2.85 °C), or by what the CMA says (-3.5 °C), which is the observed mean (i.e. integral of the temperature of the 24-hour period divided by 24). I am Chinese, and can use Chinese-language sources up to a certain level, and the third column of the temperature data, "累年各月平均气温", literally means 'accumulated annual every month average temperature', as opposed to the two columns to its left, which include the characters '最高' and '最低' before '气温', specifying the average high and low. The 0.6 °C difference is small, but according to criteria, highly . However, from an arithmetical (which is all I really care about w.r.t. climate) and practical aspect, I think the station cheats because of the mere 0.15 °C that award it a warmer climate classification; moreover, it is probably located in the city centre, and since the borders of Tianjin extend to the coast as well as further inland, there might be a few locations that are respectively more solidly Cwa or Dwa. But does a 0.15 °C difference really physically matter as long as the difference is far from the freezing point? I say not. 华钢琴49 (TALK) 04:16, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Xi'an[edit]

Since most of your work is related to semi-arid climate classification, would you consider Xi'an to be cold or warm/hot semi-arid? according to the infobox in the article: January averages 0.5 °C (32.9 °F), July 27.0 °C (80.6 °F), annual average 14.3 °C (57.7 °F), and annual precipitation 553 millimetres (21.8 in). --- 华钢琴49 (TALK) 13:32, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Ürümqi[edit]

Sorry for the continued bothering/'spam', but my questions are actually this uncertain.
Did calculations as follows:

  • APR-SEP precip: 187.3 millimetres (7.37 in)
  • Annual precip: 286.2 millimetres (11.27 in)
  • APR-SEP percentage: 65.44%, thus a little short of 70%
  • Annual temperature: 7.38 °C (45.3 °F)
  • Semi-arid threshold: 7.38 * 20 + 140 = 287.6 millimetres (11.32 in)


Based on those calculations, Ürümqi is barely falls within the semi-arid calculation and is thus borderline. However, according to maps, this makes it somewhat of an oasis within a large semi-arid/arid region. Furthermore, given that the percentage is just short of 70%, the true threshold must be much higher than 288 mm, I say. From a linear calculation standpoint, 264.0 mm should be the number added, not 140 (the threshold is now 412 mm instead of 288). This is similar to the rule that many policeman follow: if you are only 1 km/h or 1 mph above the posted speed limit, he is not likely to ticket you. ---华钢琴49 (TALK) 00:31, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

5, B, E, M and R all have multiple stops of the same name[edit]

Hi here's the list... copied from List of New York City Subway stations#Stations with the same name.

Acps110 (talkcontribs) 22:43, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Cities Climates[edit]

A IP user 82.10.133.227 has been changing the description of some cites climate calcification even though this has all been discussed before I reverted the edits. Just letting you know, you know much more on this topic than I do. I have also left this message with User talk:1brettsnyder. Some examples [1], [2]. Kyle1278 00:14, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Latakia climate source[edit]

Greetings G. Capo! Thanks for adding a helpful climate description in the Latakia article. It looks accurate, but could you also add the source that backs the description? --Al Ameer son (talk) 02:16, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Oceanic climate article slimmed down again[edit]

I removed the notable cities section as there was no supporting referencing. The gallery was again removed per wikipedia standards. I'm one of few editors within the meteorology project who is making improvements to articles within it, and willing to take them into and through the GAN process. This is why I keep restructuring the article to conform with wikipedia standards...one day it might get into good enough shape to become a good article. FYI. Thegreatdr (talk) 16:31, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Because the city list constitutes original research (another wikipedia no-no) without supporting inline references. If the other Koppen pages have been constructed in this manner, then either referencing needs to be added, or those lists will need to be eliminated as well. As it stands, wikipedia standards favor prose over lists anyhow. Thegreatdr (talk) 21:30, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

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Climate section at Nantucket[edit]

Dear G. Capo: Thank you for your contribution to the climate section at Nantucket. It would be very helpful, if you could provide one or more references for that contribution. I have posted such a request at the section, rather than deleting your apparently meritorious contribution. Sincerely, User:HopsonRoad 13:59, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your post at my talk page, citing the Köppen climate classification (KCC) as the method used. We're on our way to a suitable citation for your entry. Is there a map with a weblink or some other citable source that you can suggest? E.g. does the Peel, M. C. and Finlayson, B. L. and McMahon, T. A. (2007) citation in the KCC article support what you contributed? If so we could use that. I note that the Wikipedia article on the KCC system is also unsourced in several sections—a WP "no-no"! Let's continue the conversation at the Talk:Nantucket#Climate section discussion. Cheers, User:HopsonRoad 16:09, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

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