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Title: Introduction Northern Hemisphere I
Authors: McGill University.
Wilson, Cynthia V.
Keywords: Climate
Cold regions
Arctic regions
Atmospheric circulation
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Laval University
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: CRREL Monograph
Abstract: 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: 1) the hemisphere surface in terms of configuration and relief, vegetation zones and permanent and seasonal ice and snow; 2) the general circulation and weather system dealing with the circumploar vortex, sea-level pressure and cyclonic frequency, circulation system persistence, and surface weather associated with high latitude pressures 3) the net radiation and heat balance. Selected bibliographic references are given. NOTE: This is part of the "Cold Regions Science and Engineering" series of monographs published by CRREL
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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