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Why does Panama have a dry season?

So, I understand that during much of the year, Panama gets regular rain due to moist air being carried in by the trade winds from the Caribbean. However, the country also has a "dry season" from ...
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Why would the arctic have very short spring and autumn?

I read http://www.jeanlouisetienne.com/en/images/encyclo/imprimer/11.htm that in the arctic, (and no doubt the antarctic - the pole regions), "Spring and autumn last just a few weeks each" I ...
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Why isn't the date of final stratospheric warming and polar vortex breakup regared as the official end of winter?

Let me try to clarify what I'm really asking: Imagine that, for whatever reason, the meteorologists and Earth scientists decide to revisit the definitions of the seasons---to define them from ...
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How Short IS The Arctic Summer?

In all the documentaries I've seen regarding the Arctic or anyplace close to it, like Alaska or Siberia, they simply say that summer in the Arctic is "short". But how short is short? How long does ...