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The Signpost: 31 March 2019[edit]

Tropical trade-wind climates in Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, ...) and Liberia climates[edit]

Hello Mr. Albury,

you are right, I should have given the source of my edits. So I just did it a few minutes ago.

I) About Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach)

The source (Tropicalité Géographie physique intertropicale by Jean Demangeot, éditions Armand Colin, Paris, 1999? ISBN 2-200-25027-4, page 44, Figure 19 Génétique des climats intertropicaux, source Marcel Leroux 1989) comes from a book of a French expert of tropicality, Mr. Jean Demangeot who himself used many climate works from Marcel Leroux a French climatologist.

In fact, according to Leroux, all Florida is mainly under the aerological mechanism that he labelled AM 2 for "Alizé Maritime de type 2" (Maritime trade wind of type 2). There are 3 types of maritime trade winds : the type 1 which is the eastern branch of the trade wind directed towards the equator, the type 2 is the central branch of the trade wind and is roughly parallel to the equator, and is more or less directed from east to west (rather northeast to southwest in the northern hemisphere and southeast to northwest in the southern hemisphere) and finally the type 3, the western branch which goes up in latitude on the eastern face of a continent, for instance along the Brazilian Nordeste (there is also AMC for "Alizé Maritime Continentalisé" : continentalised maritime trade wind).

AM 2 is a humid trade wind which explains why Florida has a humid climate. Besides many (but not all) AM 2 regions are also subject to cyclones and Florida also suffers from cyclones. So AM 2 + cyclones are the main factors explaining Florida humidity.

At least another source states that Florida, many spots in the Caribbean area and in the North of South America, in the easten coast of Brazil (Salvador, Rio, ...), eastern coasts of [Madagascar, Southern Africa, Australia, Philippines] and many Pacific islands such as Fiji, Hawaii, ... have tropical trade-wind climates :

Climatologie by Pierre Estienne and Alain Godard (éditions ... Armand Colin).

I've written some stuff in the Tropical rainforest climate talk page to explain that all tropical rainforest climates AREN'T equatorial climates.

The latter are specific tropical rainforest climates because a) the aerological mechanism is different and b) there is no cyclone.

In equatorial climates, the main aerological mechanism is the alternation MAM2 that is "Meteorological Equator / AM 2" or "Monsoon / AM 2", but Monsoon here is defined as the Meteorological Equator (and not as the seasonal alternation occuring in the Indian Ocean or as the deviation of the trade winds when they pass the equator) that is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

So in Tropical rainforest climates either you have the MAM2 mechanism or the AM2 mechanism.

In the MAM2 regions, the Meteorological Equator (or ITCZ) is more frequent, dominant than the trade winds

while in AM2 regions, the maritime trade winds are dominant and in that case the climates are tropical trade-wind rainforest climates (with or without cyclones : "with" in Florida for instance, "without" in Eastern Brazil).

In MAM2 climates there is little wind (except when there are some storms or cyclones), the doldrums or the calms known by sailors

while in the AM2 climates you have a lot of wind often annoying.

In the Tropical rainforest MAM2 climates when you have no cyclones then the climates are equatorial (there are no cyclones in equatorial Africa for instance).

II) About Liberia

Just refer to the article where you have the "Liberia map of Köppen climate classification." which clearly indicates that only the south (in fact southeast) is equatorial (with no dry season at all). You also may have a look at the Monrovia article to note that Monrovia (which isn't in the south but in the center-west of Liberia) has what the article calls a "Monsoon climate" (in fact a subequatorial climate) because January is "dry" according to the Köppen climate classification (51 mm < 60 mm) and so is not strictly equatorial.

Carlo Colussi (talk) 07:25, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

@Carlo Colussi: With regard to Liberia, I reverted you because your edit had created an ungrammatical and confusing sentence, as well as not being sourced. - Donald Albury 13:13, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

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Florida Median Household Income[edit]

First of all if you click the link next to median household income it shows the correct Florida median household income. I don't understand how you can say what I posted was incorrect when it is correct? Sjj1091 (talk) 00:11, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

@Sjj1091: My apologies. I am too used to numbers being changed without updating sources, and I neglected to verify what the source said. I have restored your edit. - Donald Albury 01:36, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Jubilee Records[edit]

Thanks for your edits. However, some of the musicians you removed from the list probably are notable enough for an article - it's just that the articles haven't been created yet. For instance, I know that one or two have articles at German WP, so there is at least a case for notability. Over time I'll try to check them, so don't be surprised if one or two creep back onto that list. Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 07:02, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

@Ghmyrtle: I did search for info on each artist, but didn't see much from reliable sources, but if you can find reliable sources and write articles based on them, that would be great. - Donald Albury 15:38, 19 April 2019 (UTC)