Climatic Change and Variability in Southern Africa

Climatic Change and Variability in Southern Africa

by Peter Daughtrey Tyson
     
 


This book examines the history and mechanisms of climatic change in the southern hemisphere, with emphasis on southern Africa. The crucial question, one which affects the lives of millions, is what determines whether there will be rain or drought. Professor Tyson examines this problem first in the context of geologic history. He then discusses present-day… See more details below

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This book examines the history and mechanisms of climatic change in the southern hemisphere, with emphasis on southern Africa. The crucial question, one which affects the lives of millions, is what determines whether there will be rain or drought. Professor Tyson examines this problem first in the context of geologic history. He then discusses present-day circulation and the manner in which the atmosphere modulates wet and dry spells. He proposes a circulation model to account for paleoclimatic changes over the subcontinent during the last 25 millenia. The material presented here represents research accumulated over a period of 17 years. Nothing similar exists for any country in the southern hemisphere.

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ISBN-13:
9780195704303
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.63(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.83(d)

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