Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Horizontal Zonality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1079

As the amount of heat varies from north to south and the degree of moisture varies from east to west, natural elements, such as the climate, vegetation, soil, hydrology, and their interactions, form a striped distribution on the Earth’s surface. Zonality includes north-south, east-west, and vertical components. The north-south and east-west components make up horizontal zonality.

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