Términos de referencia para las investigaciones en climatología


  • Orlando Peña Alvarez Departamento de Geografía, Universidad de Chile


The scientific condition of the Geography is analysed, as a function of the treatment of the climatic phenomena. Particularly, reference is made to the aplication of the general scientific method in geography and his importance in the solution of the society problems is established. By considering specifically the case of the Climatology, the researches are articulated with the paradigm on the gestation of environmental decisions and localization in complex systems. So, it is possible to explain the energetic and genetic double base of the climatic phenomena, behind which there is a serious attempt for a new definition of the discipline and her study object. By making references to the principles and processes of climatologic classification, allusion is made to the systemic character of the climate, and the corresponding justification and limitation are detached.