A new challenge for climate studies in geography

Brent Yarnal, Robert G. Crane, Andrew M. Carleton, Laurence S. Kalkstein

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Greater emphasis is being placed on large-scale (synoptic and dynamic) climatology in geography. Concurrently, climatological research as a whole has evolved to view climate as a complex, integrated and interactive global system. In this context, we review new directions in large-scale climate studies in geography. We conclude that no matter at which climatic scale geographers are working, the new challenge is to integrate their research and teaching activities into a more holistic, global-systems approach while maintaining and improving their traditional strengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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