Introduction Northern Hemisphere 1
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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A review summary of the climatological environment of the Northern Hemisphere contains a general introduction to the cold regions and a discussion of geographic controls and meteorological aspects including the hemisphere surface in terms of configuration and relief, vegetation zones and permanent and seasonal ice and snow the general circulation and weather system dealing with the circumpolar vortex, sea-level pressure and cyclonic frequency, circulation system persistence, and surface weather associated with high latitude pressures the net radiation and heat balance. Selected bibliographic references are given.