Accession Number:

ADA222267

Title:

The Caribbean Basin: A Climatological Study

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

344.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE