Series 14 Vol 3 No 1 (2020)

Sui caratteri di spiccata marittimità dei climi di alta montagna

Sergio Pinna
Dipartimento di Civiltà e forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa, Italia

Published 2021-04-05


  • Continentality,
  • oceanicity,
  • altitude,
  • climate indexes

How to Cite

Pinna, S. (2021). Sui caratteri di spiccata marittimità dei climi di alta montagna. Bollettino Della Società Geografica Italiana, 3(1), 51-57.


The continentality level depends on several geographical factors, such as altitude which also plays an important role. In effect, the aim of this work is to carry out some simple tests related to the relationship continentality-altitude, by: a) calculating the regressions between altitude and a series of indices deriving from the analysis of the yearly march of temperature for each location examined; b) evaluating the characteristics of the thermal regime of some high mountain localities. The results obtained confirm a trend towards for a marked increase in the degree of oceanicity of the climate along with increasing altitude.