The history of climatic divisions in the contiguous United States has been pieced together from fragmentary documentation. Each of the 48 contiguous states has been subdivided into climatic divisions. Divisional boundaries are now standardized, and a set of climatic variables for time-invariant divisional boundaries has been compiled for the period of record beginning in 1895. This paper documents the origins of climatic divisions, the computational methodology of an area-invariant divisional dataset maintained by the National Climatic Data Center, and the strengths and weaknesses of divisional data.
Research Article| 1 February 1996
A Historical Perspective of U.S. Climate Divisions
Nathaniel B. Guttman;
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1996) 77 (2): 293–304.
28 August 1995
01 February 1996
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Guttman, N. B., and R. G. Quayle, 1996: A Historical Perspective of U.S. Climate Divisions. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 293–304, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1996)077<0293:AHPOUC>2.0.CO;2.
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