Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

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On the role of relief in differentiating climatic conditions of the Polish Carpathians

Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 233-252

Abstract

The last decade brought about interesting results of investigations on climatein that area (Hess et al. 1977, Obrębska-Starklowa 1977, Michna 1978, Michnaand Paczos 1978), as well as geobotanic and hydrologic characteristics of that area.Such studies make it possible to have a fresh look at the climatic positionof the Low Beskid range in relation to the West and East Carpathians. Therefore,the aim of the present article is to show the distinct character of climatic conditionsof the transversal depression in relation to the West Carpathians, and, next,to present the functional characteristics of some environmental elements dependenton climate in those units. The second part of the task is to verify still fragmentary,because of scarcity of observations, results of climatological research.

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Barbara Obrębska-Starklowa, Department of Climatology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow