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A new climatic map of the Dominican Republic based on the Thornthwaite classification

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

IZZO, M.
Dip. di Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e il Territorio (STAT), Univ. degli Studi del Molise, Pesche, Italie
ROSSKOPF, C.M.
Dip. di Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e il Territorio (STAT), Univ. degli Studi del Molise, Pesche, Italie
AUCELLI, P.P.C.
Dip. di Scienze per l'Ambiente (DiSAm), Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Napoli, Italie
MARATEA, A.
Dip. di Scienze Applicate, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Napoli, Italie
MÉNDEZ, R.
Dep. of Natural Science, Univ. of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Etats-Unis
PÉREZ, C.
Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), Santo Domingo Este, Dominicaine, Republique
SEGURA, H.
Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), Santo Domingo Este, Dominicaine, Republique


Description :
The AA. present the results of a climatic analysis based on 30-year (1971-2000) averages of precipitation and air temperature monthly data from stations of the National Meteorological Office and National Hydraulic Resources Institute of the Dominican Republic. The performed analysis provides a synthesis of the climate of the Dominican Republic, consistent with its orography and the atmospheric dynamics typical for the Caribbean region. According to the analysis, 54% of the Dominican territory can be classified as dry or semi-dry, and hence quite vulnerable to extensive or intensive land use practices, especially if inappropriate, with important implications in terms of water supplies. This highlights the need to adopt appropriate policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 2010, vol. 31, n°. 5, p. 455-472, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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