Bioclimatología de una región de montaña Mont-Lozere, Francia

JOAQUÍN SOSA RAMÍREZ, TANG XIAN LI, MICHEL GODRON

Abstract

In order to determine the climate type of the region of mont-lozere, france, the apatial and temporal patterns of rainfall and temperature were analysed using monthly records published in metereological and climatological bulletins. the climate type was dedifined essentyally from the origins and seasonal distribution of rainfall and the importance of the summer drought. the drought season and its intensity was determined using three criteria: the summer drought index, ombrothermic diagrams and rainfall and temperature continentality, the results indicated that, on the onde hand, at mont-lozere there exist three altitude related thermic classes, and on the other, that the region under study is situated in a transitional region between temperate and mediterranean climates. The region, during a particular year, may be onder the influence of either climate. The vegetation in not order the influence of an intermediate climate, but rather frequent changes between opposing climatic regimes.

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