Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1914, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1914, Vol. 4 The essence of this cyclonic control is its irregularity. It is Obvious, therefore, that its etfects upon all the meteorological elements must largely disappear when the conventional time units are taken as the basis for averaging climatic data. Annual, monthly, diurnal averages Of the different climatic elements, when given numerically, or even when charted, are therefore Often misleading. They give but a lifeless pic ture. They do not show how and why the conditions which they aim to represent were really brought about. It is the irregular weather changes from day to day which give most of our climates their real character, affecting our activities, crops, comfort, and health.2 The average or normal weather of a season, a month, or even a day, is known for much of our country. It seems as if we could thus make long-range forecasts. But average weather is not what may actually happen. And it is the actual, not the normal, which we really experience. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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