International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences / 2014 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Physical and Chemical Components of Cuba’s Rain: Effects on Air Quality

Table 7

Predominant type of synoptic situation (TSS) and number of cold fronts affecting regions of Cuba during the period of November 2008–April 2010.

PeriodSynoptic situationWestern regionCentral regionEastern region

Dry period
November 2008–April 2009
TSSPolar continental anticyclone
(type VIII)
Polar continental anticyclone (type VIII)Polar continental anticyclone (type VIII)
#  Cold fronts171513

Wet period
May 2009–October 2009
TSSAtlantic anticyclone (type I)Atlantic anticyclone (type I)Atlantic anticyclone (type I)
#  Cold fronts333

Dry period
November 2009–April 2010
TSSPolar continental anticyclone
(type VIII)
Polar continental anticyclone
(type VIII)
Atlantic anticyclone (type I)
#  Cold fronts281811