New climatic classification of Nepal

  title={New climatic classification of Nepal},
  author={Ramchandra Karki and Rocky Talchabhadel and Juha Aalto and Saraju K. Baidya},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Climatology},
Although it is evident that Nepal has an extremely wide range of climates within a short latitudinal distance, there is a lack of comprehensive research in this field. The climatic zoning in a topographically complex country like Nepal has important implications for the selection of scientific station network design and climate model verification, as well as for studies examining the effects of climate change in terms of shifting climatic boundaries and vegetation in highly sensitive… 

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