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Recent Climatic Variations in Indonesia

Naturevolume 168pages428429 (1951) | Download Citation



IN the past few years, interest in recent climatic changes has been growing. Especially in moderate and high latitudes of the northern hemisphere, climatic variations for several decades have been studied. The most striking phenomenon is the rise in temperature, especially that of winter temperatures, up to about 19401. Petterssen1 showed that this climatic change in moderate and high northern latitudes is connected with a variation of circulation. A similar rise in temperature, although much less marked, has occurred in certain equatorial regions2; further, it was found that about the year 1921, or at any rate between 1920 and 1939, the rate of rise of temperature increased rather suddenly.

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  1. 1

    Various authors in Geografiska Annaler, 31 (1949).

  2. 2

    De Boer, Euwe, Verhand. Meteor. en Geophys. Dienst. Batavia (1949).

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  1. Meteorological and Geophysical Service of Indonesia, Djakarta

    • K. J. TEN HOOPEN
    •  & F. H. SCHMIDT


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