An introduction to climate
The elements of climate; Air temperature (including insolation); Atmospheric pressure and winds; Atmospheric moisture and precipitation; Air masses and fronts; Atmospheric disturbances and their associated weather types; The world pattern of climates; Climatic types and their distribution; Classification of climates and the world pattern; The tropical rainy climates; The dry climates; The humid mesothermal climates; The humid microthermal climates; Polar climates and highland climates; Koppen's classification of climates; Supplementary climatic data for selected stations.
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