The climate of Japan / ed. E. Fukui
- Tokyo : Kodansha ; Amsterdam ;New York : Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co., 
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- Physical Description:
- 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Fukui, Eiichirō, 1905-
- THE SEASONS IN JAPAN: Annual transition of the seasons -- Subdivision of the seasons in Japan -- Effect of the seasons on the life of the people -- DYNAMIC AND SYNOPTIC ASPECTS OF JAPAN'S CLIMATE: Pressure pattern climatology -- Air-masses -- Frontology -- Aerology of the troposphere -- Troposphere and stratosphere over Japan -- THE WINTER MONSOON: General situation of the winter monsoon in East Asia -- Winter monsoon and the air temperature in Japan -- Winter monsoon and the precipitation in Japan -- Winter monsoon and the winds in Japan -- Effect of the winter monsoon on human life -- BAI-U, THE RAINY SEASON IN EARLY SUMMER: Climatic features -- Synoptic situation -- Stages of the Bai-u season -- Distribution of rainfall -- Effect on human life -- THE SHORT DRY PERIOD IN MID-SUMMER: The hot and fine weather of mid-summer -- Characteristics of the mid-summer dry period -- Dry period and the summer monsoon -- Water deficiency during the dry period -- Effect of the summer dry period on human life -- TYPHOONS AND SHURIN (AUTUMN RAIN): Climatic features of the Japanese autumn -- Shurin (akisame) -- Analysis of the shurin season -- Typhoons -- Seasonal changes in typhoon formation and typhoon visits to Japan -- The climatology of typhoon movement -- The structure of typhoons -- The formation and life cycle of typhoons -- The energy of typhoons -- Effect of typhoons on human life -- and HEAT BALANCE: Radiation balance -- Sunshine -- Atmospheric turbidity over Japan -- Air temperature -- Heat balance and equilibrium temperature -- Ground temperature -- WATER BALANCE: Precipitation and humidity -- River discharge -- Evaporation and evapotranspiration -- Water balance -- Evaporation from lakes and the surrounding seas of Japan -- FLOW PATTERNS AND WIND SYSTEMS: Wind systems -- Local winds -- CLIMATIC MODIFICATION BY HUMAN ACTIVITIES: Air pollution -- Urban climate -- CLIMATIC DIVISION AND CLIMATOGRAPHY: Progress of research on the climatic division of Japan -- Climatic divisions of Japan -- Climatography of Japan -- CLIMATIC FLUCTUATIONS, PAST AND PRESENT: Past climate, especially the quaternary ice age -- The post-glacial climate -- Climate in historical times -- Secular changes in the recent climate.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographies and indexes.
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