What is the climate in mountains?
The climate of mountains can vary depending on the altitude. For example, as the mountain goes higher, the temperature because colder. The temperature of the mountains can go down about 11 degrees Fahrenheit with every 3200 feet going up.
What are some areas where mountain barriers might be a factor affecting the climate in Southwest Asia?
Two of the main areas that mountain barriers might affect the climate are in Iran and Turkey. In Southwest Asia the climate is mostly arid, but looking in certain parts of Iran where the Elburz Mountains are located the climate there seems to be Mediterranean. Also along the barrier of the Zagros Mountains the climate is Semiarid and Mediterranean. Then in Turkey where the Pontic Mountains are located the climate is then again Mediterranean.