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Climatic Atlas of Greece
K. Farmakaki, Climatic Atlas of Greece, MSc thesis, 75 pages, March 2012.
The purpose of the present diplomatic work was to create a climatic atlas of Greece and to investigate the association between the maximum daily precipitation and the annual or monthly mean precipitation in every region of the country. In the first chapter the meteorological data used for this diplomatic are presented. After a brief historical retrospection of the meteorological observations since the time of ancient Greece, the 130 meteorological stations are presented in maps that show their geographic places and their years of operation as well as the data that were used to create the meteorological atlas. In the second chapter there is a brief analysis of the Geographic Information Systems and the software package of ArcGIS that was used in this diploma thesis. Additional, there is a full description of the process that was followed to create the climatic maps. The maps that constitute the climatic atlas are presented and analyzed in the third chapter. In the forth chapter the special application that was held in order to determinate the association between the maximum daily precipitation and the annual or monthly mean precipitation is analyzed. There are also included the maps of the percentage of the annual or monthly mean precipitation in one day and the relevant charts. Finally, in the fifth chapter the conclusions that had arisen of the above results are registered.
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