[FIRST CLIMATIC ATLAS OF IRAN] Atlas-e iklîmî-e Îrân = Climatic atlas of Iran: Plan organization of Iran, Arid Zone Proj. No. 550 402. Edited and drawn at the Institute of Geography

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AHMAD MOSTOFI (Project Executor); Eng. M. POURKAMAL (Chief Cartographer), Dâneshgâh-e Tehran, Tehran, [Sh. 1344] = (1965-1968).

Original handsome full leather bdg. Oblong folio. (39 x 44 cm). Bilingual in Persian and English. [12], [234] p., including 117 numbered plates of maps. Slightly chipped on the extremities of the binding. Otherwise a very good copy. Colophon's date is 1965; however, the publishing date is 1968.

First and only edition of this very rare first climatic atlas of Iran including 117 offset lithograph color maps, "is a joint result of years of work and considerable efforts on the part of both the Iranian Meteorological Department and the Geographical Institute of Tehran University, dedicated and presented to his imperial majesty Shahanshah Aryamehr and her majesty Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi.

"In 1955 UNESCO inaugurated one of its most important major projects namely the "Arid Zones Research Project" which embraced large dryland areas of the world and covered research in many fields of natural and biological sciences. A year later, an Arid Zone Research Center was created within Tehran University to implement the various research activities connected with the Arid Zone problems. The AZRC of the University of Tehran with the cooperation of the IMD started a long-term project with the dual task of compiling climatic summaries for more than 200 stations that then existed in Iran and this atlas resulted from the preparation of climatic summaries.

Almost all the data appearing in the present climatic atlas have been derived from the original station record available in the archive of the Iranian Meteorology Dept.

After an introduction by M. H. Ganji who was a professor of geography at Tehran University in November 1967, a large and detailed contents page is bilingual.

Selected contents: Annual, monthly, and seasonal amounts of precipitation for January to December, from Spring to Winter.; Seasonal percentage of annual precipitation for Spring to Winter.; Daily temperature for the year from January to December and February.; Daily maximum temperature and range of temperature for the year, etc.

The scale of most maps is 1:5,000,000.

OCLC 1042847163, 150099015, 265439473, 1622413.