Introduction to Climatology for the Tropical Pacific Islands

Introduction to Climatology for the Tropical Pacific Islands
  • Define the terms climate and climatology and differentiate them from weather
  • Describe the key drivers that determine climate regimes at the global-, synoptic-, and mesoscale levels
  • Identify major climate characteristics and trends in the tropics
  • Describe how climate zones are classified and how the classifications can be used to relate similar regimes
  • Describe the general uses and limitations of climatological data
  • Identify and interpret climatological data sources