Alisov's classification of climate

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Alisov's classification of climate

A genetic scheme, based on physical causes (i.e., circulation types, airmass types, fronts, etc.), for classifying climate proposed by Alisov in the 1950s as distinct from an empirical method based almost entirely on observations.

Alisov, B. P. 1954. Die Klimate der Erde. Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, Berlin, . 277 pp.