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INTRODUCTION i The Scope of Climatology
INSOLATION AND TEMPERATURE n Temperature Differences
in The Distribution of Insolation
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air temperature altitude Antarctica anticyclone ascent Atlantic atmosphere barometric belt British Isles calm Cape Evans cause CHAPTER climate coast cold air cold front condensation continues convection cool cumulus clouds currents cyclonic damp deflexion depression diurnal Earth east Equator equatorial especially Europe evaporation fall feet freezing-point gradient Greenland ground Gulf Stream heat heavy hemisphere high pressures higher humidity inches insolation intense interior isobars July land masses latitudes less low-pressure system maximum mean temperature Mediterranean miles monsoon month mountain night north-east north-west northern hemisphere ocean owing plateau polar radiation rain rainfall rainy range rays records region rise Sahara sea-level season Siberia skies slopes snow south-east south-west southerly strata stratus cloud sub-tropical summer sunshine surface air temperate latitudes temperature inversion thunderstorms trade-wind deserts tropical type of rainfall usually valleys vapour warm warmer weather Westerlies winter