Climatology of precipitation and clouds over Tropics
(180W-180E 20S-20N)


General info
Precipitation
System properties
Cloud
Seasonal variation
Diurnal variation
Vertical Structure
Extreme events
  • Topography and population

  • Tropics has a mean elevation of 136 meter and 75 % of the area is covered with water. Within Tropics, total human population is about 2083057024. The geographical distributions of human population and topograph are shown below:

  • Precipitation and cloud

  • In Tropics, mean annual precipitation is 1221.23 (mm/year). Mean volume fraction of high level (10-14 km) cloud is about 10.7%. Mean volume fraction of mid level (5-10 km) cloud is about 9.9%. Mean volume fraction of low level (1-5 km) cloud is about 11.2%. Click the links on the left to see the details of the precipitation and cloud systems.

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