Banana belt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A banana belt is any segment of a larger geographic region that enjoys warmer weather conditions than the region as a whole, especially in the wintertime. The term "banana belt" is broad enough that it can be used to describe everything from the entire Antarctic Peninsula, to the southern part of the American Midwest,[1] to microclimate areas of mountain ranges.[2]

Banana belts of the latter type may form on the lee sides of mountain slopes caused by orographic lift. When air rises over the top of a mountain range, it cools and releases moisture on the windward slope. As the air is pulled down the other side, it is compressed and heated via adiabatic heating, and it warms and dries territory in the mountain's rain shadow.

Examples of banana belts[edit]


United States[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cross Country Skiing in Illinois". A1 Trails. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Colorado Fishing Network: Banana Belt Trout - Arkansas River". Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Parks Canada - Point Pelee National Park - Weather". 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Gayler, Hugh J. (1994). Niagara's Changing Landscapes. ISBN 9780886292355. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Big banana ups Manitoba town's 'a-peel' - Manitoba - CBC News". 2010-08-03. Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Salt Spring Island, Canada's Banana Belt". 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Bananas and olives now thriving in the Banana Belt of Canada | the Province". 2016-09-06.
  8. ^ "International Plowing Match, Day 4: 70 crops 'in the raw state' on display | the London Free Press". 2018-09-21.
  9. ^ "Almost 70 crops shown in 'raw state' at IPM". 2018-09-21.
  10. ^ Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor; Newmark, Amy (5 November 2013). Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada the Wonders of Winter: 101 Stories about Bad Weather, Good Times, and Great Sports. ISBN 9781611592313.
  11. ^ MotorBoating. March 2002.
  12. ^ Murphy, Peter (4 November 2009). The Business of Resort Management. ISBN 9781136359361.
  13. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Feliciter. 1974.
  15. ^ Ontario Library Review. 1974.
  16. ^ Wall, Karen L. (19 October 2012). Game Plan: A Social History of Sport in Alberta. ISBN 9780888645944.
  17. ^ Jones, David C. (2002). Empire of Dust: Settling and Abandoning the Prairie Dry Belt. ISBN 9781552380857.
  18. ^ Hardy, William George (1967). "lethbridge"+banana+belt Alberta: A Natural History.
  19. ^ Roberge, Earl (1985). Columbia: Great River of the West. Chronicle Books. ISBN 9780877013365. Banana belt.
  20. ^ "Observatório da Emigração".
  21. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)
  22. ^ "Hunt's Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula". 1997-02-26. Retrieved 2012-10-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Wechter, Eric B. (2008). Fodor's Pacific Northwest, 17th Edition - Fodor's - Google Books. ISBN 9781400007332. Retrieved 2012-10-13 – via Google Books. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^