The Persian Gulf Region. A Climatological Study
AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL
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This study describes the climatology of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, and their adjacent land areas for a radius of 150NM. Land areas include portions of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. Chapter 2 describes geography in the areas of interest. Chapter 3 discusses the phenomena of the monsoon climate as it affects the Persian Gulf region. Subsequent chapters one for each of the four seasons or climatological regimes listed below describe the semipermanent climatic controls and transitory synoptic features common to each of the four seasons. Mesoscale synoptic features, typical weather, and sea surface conditions are then discussed for each season in each of four major geographical subdivisions the Persian Gulf proper, the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, and the Omani Arabian Sea Coast that make up the entire Persian Gulf region.