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Climates of the world

Author: Danuta Martyn
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1991.
Series: Developments in atmospheric science, 18.
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Genre/Form: Observations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martyn, Danuta.
Climates of the world.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Danuta Martyn
ISBN: 0444987398 9780444987396
OCLC Number: 23216050
Notes: Translation, with revisions, of: Klimaty kuli ziemskiej.
Credits: Translated by Peter Senn.
Description: xi, 435 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. An Outline of Climates. Fundamental processes: Factors influencing and differentiating climate. Principal aspects of heat exchange: The insolation of the Earth as a result of its orbiting the Sun, Effective duration of sunshine, Solar radiation. Principal aspects of the general atmospheric circulation: Atmospheric pressure, The general atmospheric circulation, Regional and local atmospheric circulation systems. Geographical climatic factors: Latitude, Distribution of land and sea, Lie of the land, land cover, Ocean currents. Climatic elements: Air temperature. Actual evaporation. Air humidity. Fog. Cloudiness. Precipitation. Thunderstorms and Dust Storms. The Regionalization of World Climates. PART II. The Climates of the Continents and Oceans. The Climates of Europe (excluding the USSR in Europe): Iceland; Norway, Sweden and Finland; Great Britain and Ireland; France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg; Denmark and Germany; Poland; Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Romania; Switzerland and Austria; Spain and Portugal; Italy and Corsica; Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and the European part of Turkey. The Climates of the USSR. The Climates of Asia: Mongolia, China, North and South Korea; Japan; Turkey, Iran and Afganistan; The Levant and the Arabian Peninsula; India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the countries of the Indochinese Peninsula, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and New Guinea. The Climates of Africa: North Africa; Central West Africa of the northern hemisphere; Central East Africa of the northern hemisphere; Equatorial West Africa; East Africa; South-West Africa; South-East Africa; Southern Africa; Madagascar. The Climates of North and Central America: Canada and Alaska; The USA; Mexico; Central America. The Climates of South America: Colombia; Venezuela, Guyana, French Guyana and Surinam; Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Climates of Australia and New Zealand: Australia, New Zealand. The Climates of the Arctic. The Climates of Antarctica. The Climates of the Atlantic Ocean. The Climates of the Indian Ocean. The Climates of the Pacific Ocean. Literature. Index of Geographical Names.
Series Title: Developments in atmospheric science, 18.
Other Titles: Klimaty kuli ziemskiej.
Responsibility: Danuta Martyn.


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