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Climatic Regions and
Climate-Related Maps


Below is a checklist of Climatic regions and climate-related maps postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Climate is the average weather over a long period of time, while weather is what the atmosphere brings from day to day. This page contains maps related to climate. Weather maps that summarize the day-to-day weather are found in the Weather Maps page".

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
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Below is a list of Climatic regions and climate-related maps on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Climatic regions and climate-related maps
AngolaUnknown1+selvedge1 (Mi?+selvedge1)Stamp from MS10 (10x unknown1)2019
AngolaUnknown2+selvedge2 (Mi?+selvedge2)Selvedge from MS10 (10x unknown2)
Australia431 fdc1 (Mi395 fdc1)(Parade Covers red/cyan) cachet on FDC (GPO Brisbane QLD cancel)1968climatological mean position of the subtropical highs
Australia431 fdc2 (Mi395 fdc2)(Parade Covers black/green) cachet on FDC (Lane Cove NSW cancel)
Australia431 fdc3 (Mi395 fdc3)(Parade Covers black/grey-green) cachet on FDC (Edgeworth NSW cancel)
Australia431 fdc4 (Mi395 fdc4)(Parade Covers black/pink) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc5 (Mi395 fdc5)(Parade Covers brown/cyan) cachet on FDC (Ararat VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc6 (Mi395 fdc6)(Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431 fdc7 (Mi395 fdc7)(Parade Covers orange-brown/grey) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc1(Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Clarence St. Sydney NSW cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc2(Parade Covers red/green) cachet on FDC (Eltham VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc3(Parade Covers brown/grey-green) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc4(Parade Covers dark-blue/pink) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc5(Parade Covers red/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-432 fdc6(Parade Covers orange-brown/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc1(Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Adelaide SA cancel)
Australia431-433 fdc2(Parade Covers red/green) cachet on FDC (? NSW cancel)
Australia432 fdc (Mi396 fdc)(Parade Covers dark-blue/cyan) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Australia433 fdc (Mi397 fdc)(Parade Covers black/pink) cachet on FDC (Russell Street Philatelic VIC cancel)
Bahrain405 (Mi496)1993(surface albedo ?) map of the world
Bahrain404-406 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Canada479 fdc (Mi420 fdc)(Schering) cachet on FDC, also back1968Principal climatic regions of Canada; see also Canada P105
CanadaP105$100. (banknote) back, also front2004Principal climatic regions of Canada; see also Canada 479 fdc
Central African RepublicBL1672On stamp (Mi7359) and in (upper-left) margin of SS12017Climatological map of vegetation; Map of an "El Niño" ocean temperature event (on stamp)
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label6 (Mi2986-2995 label6)Label from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004Image of the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) around Taiwan from NOAA-16; with temperature scale (at the upper left of the image)
Comoro Islands386a (BL184)
i386a
In (right) margin of SS1 (386)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i386)
1978Climatic regions of Africa
Comoro Islands387a (BL185)
i387a
In (right) margin of SS1 (387)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i387)
Comoro Islands388a (BL186)
i388a
In (right) margin of SS1 (388)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i388)
Comoro Islands389a (BL187)
i389a
In (right) margin of SS1 (389)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i389)
Comoro Islands390a (BL188)
i390a
In (right) margin of SS1 (390)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i390)
Comoro Islands391a (BL189)
i391a
In (right) margin of SS1 (391)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i391)
Comoro Islands392 (BL183A)
i392 (BL183B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1978Climatic regions of Africa
Comoro Islands768b (BL350A)
i768b (BL350B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (768)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i768)
1991Over land: possible climatic regions based on simple precipitation thresholds; over water: mean position of the subtropical highs, with the highest pressures in reddish tones
Cuba1590 (Mi1664)1971Tracks of major hurricanes near Cuba
Cuba1589-1592 fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Dominica358 (Mi358)1973Global general circulation, wind patterns
Dominica354-360 fdcOne of seven stamps on FDC
Dominica354-360 proofs1Proof sheet
Dominica354-360 proofs2Proof sheet (different)
Ethiopia1312 (Mi1394)1991Drought regions in Africa
Ethiopia1709 (Mi1845)2006Desertification vulnerability map of Ethiopia
Ethiopia1710 (Mi1846)Desertification vulnerability map of Africa
Ethiopia1711 (Mi1847)Desertification vulnerability map of the world
FranceNone(European Parliament?) cachet on cover2010(Partial) map of ice coverage in the Arctic
Grenada495 (Mi521)1973Global general circulation, wind patterns
Grenada497 (Mi523)World rainfall/precipitation map
Grenada1156 (Mi1213)1983Monthly-mean cloudiness or rainfall/precipitation map (units ?)
Iraq826 (Mi919)1977Arid regions in North Africa and the Middle East
Iraq827 (Mi920)
Malagasy Republic969 (Mi1248A)
i969 (Mi1248B)
One of MS6 (972b (967-972)) (Mi1246A-1251A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i972b (i967-i972)) (Mi1246B-1251B)
1990Climatic map of Africa
Malagasy Republic969a (BL135)
i969a
On stamp and in (right) margin of SS1 (969)
On stamp and in (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i969)
Namibia690-693 fdc (Mi698-701 fdc)(Namibia PT) cachet on FDC, also insert1991Average annual temperature (climate) map of Namibia
Peru1423 (Mi1938)2004Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomaly map
Peru1423 folderFDC folder, also inside, and back
PortugalNone(Black printed) cachet on WMD cover1980unknown climate map
Russia (USSR)5747+label (Mi5919+label)On label (with stamp)1989Climatological regions of tropical forests and mid-latitude forests
Russia (USSR)5747+label fdcLabel on FDC
Russia (USSR)5749+label (Mi5921+label)On label (with stamp)Climatological map of arid regions
Russia (USSR)5749+label fdcLabel on FDC
Russia6788 (Mi1106)2003World climatic regions
Russia6788 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia6788 envelopeStamp on stamped envelope2003World climatic regions
TogoUnknown a (Mi?)On stamp of MS3 (a-c)2011von Humboldt's "charte isothermale mondiale"
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)SS12011"Africa is the second-driest continent in the world, after Australia" (in French text)
United Nations468 fdc (Mi490 fdc)Cachet on FDC1986Drought regions in Africa
United Nations (Geneva)140 fdc (Mi137 fdc)(Pictoral) cancel and (red and yellow and black printed) cachet on FDC1986Drought regions in Africa
United Nations (Vienna)57 fdc (Mi55 fdc)Cachet on FDC1986Drought regions in Africa
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2016"Where tornadoes strike around the world"
Upper Volta107 (Mi116)1963Average yearly rainfall contours (mm)
Upper Volta107 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions So.Ge.Im. cachet)
Upper Volta107 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
Upper Volta107 fdc3Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)


Below is a list of Climatic regions and climate-related maps on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Climatic regions and climate-related maps
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.16) cachet on NOAA-6 launch coverSea Surface Temperature (SST) map
United States2006-11-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on DMSP-5D3-F17 launch cover, also backClimatic zones of Asia and Africa
United States2008-06-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on Jason-2 launch cover, also backSea Surface Temperature (SST) anomaly map (over Pacific)
United States2009-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on NOAA-19 launch cover, also backSea Surface Temperature (SST) map
United States2011-06-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on SAC-D launch cover, also backGlobal sea surface salinity map
United States2011-03-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on Glory launch cover, also backMap of global aerosol concentration


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