The Meteorology and Climate of Tropical Africa / Edition 1

The Meteorology and Climate of Tropical Africa / Edition 1

by B. Mizon, Marcel Leroux
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540426361

ISBN-13: 9783540426363

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This unique book includes 250 maps related to various factors of meteorology and climate and their effects on the African continent. It provides detailed coverage of fundamentally important issues concerning African meterology, climatology, tropical circulation, rainfall, drought and climate change.

Overview

This unique book includes 250 maps related to various factors of meteorology and climate and their effects on the African continent. It provides detailed coverage of fundamentally important issues concerning African meterology, climatology, tropical circulation, rainfall, drought and climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540426363
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Current Knowledge and Analysis of Methods.- Chorological Factors: Chorological Factors; The Orographical Factor; Continental Hydrology and Vegetation.- Aerological Factors: Basic Features of the Troposphere and of Tropical Circulation; Pressure Field, Circulation and Discontinuities over Tropical Africa; Vertical Structure of the African Tropical Troposphere.- Dynamics of Circulation - Disturbances: Moving Polar Highs on African Tropical Margins; Pulses in Trades and Monsoons; Inclined Structures; The Active Meteorological Equator; Tropical Cyclones.- Climates of Tropical Africa: Rainfall; Temperatures.- Climate Change in Tropical Africa: African Palaeoenvironments since the Upper Pleistocene; Recent Climate Change in Tropical Africa; General Conclusions.

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