PROFESSOR ZHU KEZHEN'S CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE REGIONALIZATION OF CHINA
Qiu Baojian (Institute of Geography,Academia Sinica and the State Planning Commission,Beijing)
Professor Zhe Kezhen is the pioneer of the climate regionalization of China. He started to study the climate regionalization of China in the 1920s.After the founding of the Peoplets Republie of China,he had been led and engaged in the climate regionalization.Prof.Zhu Kezhen's guiding thought about climate regionatization has a profound influence.He pointed out that the climate regio- nalization abroad was not suitable 1o climate in China;the classitication must be simple and definite,gave consideration to both practical viewpoint and genetic idea;the division boundary must correspond to the natural regions of a country; various regions were influenced differently by cyclone and anticyclone in China, so climate regionalization can be divided into zones or belts,taking cyclone and anticyclone range as the criteria;temperature,rainfall and their distribution in a year as the main factors. Prof.Zhu Kezhen's thought about climate regionalization has been guiding the studies on climate regionalization in all levels in reeent years,His contribu- tion to this aspect is obvious to all.