Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 1-19
  3. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 20-29
  4. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 30-76
  5. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 77-138
  6. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 139-209
  7. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 210-221
  8. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 222-229
  9. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 230-257
  10. Manfred Domrös, Peng Gongbing
    Pages 258-280
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 281-361

About this book

Introduction

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949there has been a rapid advance in climatology in China. The number of climatological stations has increased from less than 100 to more than of Chinese climatologists covers various 2,000, and the research work fields. The climate of China is no longer just a description of the average weather for an area or locality, but covers many fields such as the monsoon climate, the fluctuation of climate, the spatial and temporal variations of the climatic elements and physical and dynam­ ic climate. Four books on the climate of China, written in Chinese, have been published so far. There is, however, no excellent book written in English on the climate of China, although Volume 8 of the World Survey oj Climatology, dealing with the climates of northern and eastern Asia, edited by H. Arakawa in 1969, contains a chapter on the climate of China and Korea written by LE. M. Watts. The data sources for China are based mainly on observations from 1940-1952 and the climatological charts of China published by the Central Weather Bureau of China in 1953 and 1955. This monograph on The Climate ojChina by Prof. Dr. M. Dom­ ros and Prof. Peng Gongbing is the first comprehensive and advanced book in English on the climate of China.

Keywords

Cloud Precipitation Rain Snow Storm climate climatology cloudiness environment temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred Domrös
    • 1
  • Peng Gongbing
    • 2
  1. 1.Geographisches Institutder Universität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institute of GeographyAcademia SinicaBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73333-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73335-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73333-8
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