A Synoptic type catalog for Southwestern Canada and adjacent areas, 1948 to 1978

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Yarnal Brent "A Synoptic type catalog for Southwestern Canada and adjacent areas, 1948 to 1978" Department of Geography Discussion Paper no. 13. Simon Fraser University. 1983.

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1983
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Synoptic climatology
British Columbia
Alberta
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A catalog of daily 5OOmb synoptic types for southwestern Canada andadjacent areas is presented for the years 1946 to 1978. The 18 synoptictypes are categorized objectively by the application of the Kirchhofer sumsof squares technique to gridded data from the National Center for AtmosphericResearch. Small-scale, high-wavenumber types are used because they explainthe climate of the region better than larger, more generalized synopticscalepatterns.

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Discussion Paper no. 17

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English
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