Accession Number : AD0148345


Title :   WET TROPICS: LIMITS AND CHARACTERISTICS


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MA NATICK United States


Personal Author(s) : CHAMBERS,JACK V ; DALRYMPLE,PAUL C ; JONES, HARDING


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/148345.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 1957


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This report defines and briefly describes the wet-tropical areas of the world. They lie between 25n and 25S latitudes, and cover about15 percent of the world's land surface. This area was determined by using as indices to world distribution 16 authoritative maps of climate, vegetation, and soil. Core areas and transitional areas were distinguished; the core areas were studied in more detail, since transitional areas are wet-tropical for only part of the year.


Descriptors :   CLIMATE , GEOGRAPHY , PLANTS (BOTANY) , SOILS , TROPICAL REGIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE