(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

IZZO M. (1) ; ROSSKOPF C.M. (1) ; AUCELLI P.P.C. (2) ; MARATEA A. (3) ; MÉNDEZ R. (4) ; PÉREZ C. (5) ; SEGURA H. (5) ;
(1) Dip. di Scienze e Tecnologie per l'Ambiente e il Territorio (STAT), Univ. degli Studi del Molise, Pesche, ITALIE
(2) Dip. di Scienze per l'Ambiente (DiSAm), Univ. degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Napoli, ITALIE
(3) Dip. di Scienze Applicate, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope", Napoli, ITALIE
(4) Dep. of Natural Science, Univ. of Carolina, Puerto Rico, ETATS-UNIS
(5) Oficina Nacional de Meteorología (ONAMET), Santo Domingo Este, DOMINICAINE, REPUBLIQUE


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


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no5 [pp. 455-472]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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