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An Assessment of climatological cloud characteristics in south eastern mediterranean in support of the study of the interaction between climate and life processes
Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry (1997)
  • N. Chrysoulakis, University of Athens
  • C. Cartalis, University of Athens
Abstract
Seasonal means of the spatial and temporal distribution of cloud cover and cloud water path in the South Eastern Mediterranean area are calculated in an effort to support the study of the interactions between climate and life processes. The seasonal amplitude of cloud cover reaches its maximum value in 1988 and its minimum value in 1989 whereas the seasonal amplitude of cloud water path reaches its maximum value in 1985. Zonally averaged values of cloud cover increase with latitude in summer, whereas in winter a maximum at 36, 25° is observed. In terms of cloud water path, its zonal values increase with latitude in both winter and summer. Results, in general, agree well with previous cloud climatologies.
Keywords
  • cloud climatology,
  • cloud parameters,
  • Mediterranean Sea
Publication Date
1997
Citation Information
Chrysoulakis, N. and C. Cartalis, 1997. An Assessment of climatological cloud characteristics in south eastern mediterranean in support of the study of the interaction between climate and life processes. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 59, 125-144.