On climate in general the chief authority is J. HANN'S "Handbuch der Klimatologie," 3d ed., vol. i, Stuttgart, 1908. An English translation of the second edition, with additions, has been made by R. DeC. Ward, New York, 1903. A companion volume, on the human relations of climate, is R. DEC. WARD 'S "Climate, Considered Especially in Relation to Man," New York, 1908.
On climatography--i.e., the description of particular climates--the principal reference book applying to the earth as a whole is HANN'S "Handbuch der Klimatologie," vols. ii and iii. There is no English translation. The chief collection of climatic charts for the world at large is J. G. BARTHOLOMEW and A. J. HEBBERTSON beautiful "Atlas of Meteorology," constituting vol. iii of BARTHOLOMEW'S "Physical Atlas," Westminster, 1899. Rainfall statistics for all extra-European countries are collected in ALEXANDER SUPAN'S "Die Verteilung des Niederschlags auf den festen Erdoberfläche," Gotha, 1898.
Discussions of the climate of particular countries and regions are exceedingly numerous. The following are a few of the most important:
RUSSIA OBSERVATOIRE PHYSIQUE CENTRAL NICOLAS, "Atlas climatologique de l'empire de Russie," St. Pétersbourg, 1900. Same. Notice explicative. St. Pétersbourg, 1900.
HELLMANN G., "Die Niederschläge in den norddeutschen Stromgebieten," Berlin, 1906. 3 vols.
THIELE PAUL, "Deutschlands landwirtschaftliche Klimatographie," Bonn, 1895.
GREAT BRITAIN, METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE, "Rainfall Tables of the British Islands, 1866-90," London, 1897.
ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, "The Climates and Baths of Great Britain," London, etc., 1895- 1902. 2 vols.
[NAKAMURA K.], "The Climate of Japan," Tokio, 1893. ( Japan, Central Meteorological Observatory.)
ELIOT SIR JOHN, "Climatological Atlas of India," Edinburgh, 1906. ( India, Meteorological Department.)
ALGUÉ JOSÉ, "The Climate of the Philippines," Washington, 1904. ( United States Bureau of the Census, Census of the Philippine Islands, 1903, Bulletin 2.)