Accession Number : ADA222267


Title :   The Caribbean Basin: A Climatological Study


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL


Personal Author(s) : Walters, Kenneth R ; Korik, Andrew G ; Vojtesak, Michael J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a222267.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 344


Abstract : A climatological study of the Caribbean Basin, an area that includes Central America, the West Indies, and Northern South America. After describing the general geography of land areas in the Caribbean Basin, it discusses major meteorological features of the entire study area. The geography and major climatic controls of each of the three major regions that constitute the Basin are then discussed. Each major region is then broken into several sub-regions of 'climatic commonality'. Finally, the four so-called 'seasons' in each of these sub-regions are discussed in considerable detail, with sections on 'semipermanent climatic controls, 'mesoscale and local effects', and 'typical weather'. (RH)


Descriptors :   *CENTRAL AMERICA , WEATHER , CLIMATE , CLIMATOLOGY , BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC) , WEST INDIES , LAND AREAS , SOUTH AMERICA , NORTH AMERICA , SEASONS , CONTROL , GEOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE