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Climate in Ogawa Forest Reserve

  • Yasuko Mizoguchi
  • Takeshi Morisawa
  • Yoshikazu Ohtani
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)

Abstract

In the middle of the latitudes in which the Japanese islands are situated, the climate is characterized by severe winters and summer monsoons. This is because they face the east coast of the Asian continent and cover a wide range of elevations. Strongly influenced by the monsoons, the climatic difference between the areas facing the Pacific Ocean and those facing the Sea of Japan is especially dramatic. The most remarkable is the winter climate. The former has dry, sunny weather, while the latter has a great deal of snow. From late spring to early summer, the northeastern Pacific coast of the islands is influenced by the chilly northeastern winds, which often bring cloudy weather or fog.

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  • Yasuko Mizoguchi
  • Takeshi Morisawa
  • Yoshikazu Ohtani

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