The history of emergence and development of the classifications of synoptic processes over the oceans and seas
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The history of emergence and development of the classifications of synoptic processes over the oceans and seas
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Galina Vlasova 
Affiliation: V. I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, 690041, Vladivostok, Ul. Baltiyskaya, 43

The weather on Earth is largely determined by the interplay of processes occurring in the oceans and seas as well as in the atmosphere over these waters. Synoptic processes, however, are characterized by much greater variability compared to hydrophysical processes and, therefore, forecasting the atmospheric processes can be significantly aided by using the principle of regional classification, or typing, of the synoptic situations, that determines the complex of predominant atmospheric processes for a particular marine region. This paper reviews the history of creation of the classifications of synoptic processes occurring over the oceans and seas. Special attention is given to the 20 th century works as it was the period when the most active exploration into this field began.

weather, atmosphere, oceans, seas, classification / typing of synoptic processes, hydrophysical processes
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