A6-15. Requests for climatic support should be made to the Oceanography Facility or
Center in your chain of command. Requests that cannot be fulfilled are
forwarded to FMOD Asheville, N.C.
A6-16. The Local Area Forecaster's Handbook contains climatic information for a
particular weather station.
A6-17. The two climatic extremes that relate to water and land distribution are over
Earth are maritime and continental.
A6-18. The southwest pacific coastal area experiences a Mediterranean-type climate.
A6-19. The cause of the summer monsoon is the major warm low-pressure center over
Asia (Asiatic Low) during the summer, and the cause of the winter monsoon is
the major cold high-pressure center over Asia during the winter (Siberian High).
A6-20. South America lacks the severe weather of its North American counterpart
because of the absence of continental polar air. This is due to the tapering of the
continent toward Antarctica.