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Published by E.A. Meteorological Dept., E.A. Community in Nairobi .
Written in English



  • Africa, East


  • Rain and rainfall -- Africa, East -- Diurnal variations -- Tables.

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Statementby J. E. Tomsett.
SeriesTechnical memorandum - East African Meteorological Department E.A. Community ; no. 25
LC ClassificationsQC925.6.A33 T65
The Physical Object
Pagination66 p. ;
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4712600M
LC Control Number77980414

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AUTHOR(S)= Tomsett, J.E. \ ; YEAR=; PUBLISHER=East African Meteorological Department, Nairobi. Diurnal Variation of Precipitation in East Africa. Technical Memorandum no. | ISRIC Library and map collection. VARIABILITY OF DIURNAL TEMPERATURE RANGE IN EAST AFRICA DURING - The relationship between rainfall and DTR over East Africa is presented in Figure 4. Estimating precipitation. [1] The diurnal variations of precipitation over East Asia simulated by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Regional Spectral Model (RSM) and the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model are evaluated during the integration period of June–July–August (JJA) The models reproduce the observed seasonal mean of large‐scale features and precipitation Cited by: Results of studies on regional climatic trends and the factors controlling the regional climate have been discussed in this paper. Potential impact of impending climatic change on the natural resources and socio-economic activities has also been projected. Well-recognised systems which control the space-time variation of rainfall and temperature over the region include the space time.

THE CLIMATE OF EAST AFRICA East Africa lies within the tropical latitudes but due to a combination of factors the region experiences a variety of climatic types. The different parts experience different types of climate which include: 1. Equatorial climate This type of climate is experienced in the region between 5°N and 5°S of the equator. Studies on precipitation diurnal variation over sub-tropical East Asiacan be tracedback toseveral decades ago. Early literature employing limited rain gauge data Corresponding author address: Rucong Yu, LASW, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China Meteorological Ad-ministration,No,ZhongguancunNandajie,Beijing,China. observed diurnal variations of rainfall in the Amazon Basin is lack of hourly observations of the parameter. Therefore, we have undertaken a study of the diurnal variability of precipitation using observed hourly data in and around Manaus (03 S, 60 W) for . Global variation in diurnal asymmetry in temperature, cloud cover, specific humidity and precipitation and its association tion. Globally, it is currently unclear how diurnal asymmetry in the changing climate varies spatially, where the extreme differences be- West Africa and East Africa. Finally, (e).

Climate and climatic variability of rainfall over eastern Africa Sharon E. Nicholson1 1EOAS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA Abstract This review examines several aspects of the climate of eastern Africa. The climatic commonality throughout the region is the frequent occurrence of drought severe enough to incapacitate the population. The diurnal variation of precipitation, as observed by satellite or rain gauges, has received much attention [see Dai () for a review], but the focus here is on the diurnal variation of vertical storm structure. To study the diurnal variation, reflectivity profiles and surface rain rates are binned at a 3-h temporal resolution.   Three additional stations are also examined, two in East Africa (Masindi, Uganda, and Kapsabet, Kenya) and one in West Africa (Enchi, Ghana). Only diurnal variability of rainfall was investigated using data from these stations, because availability of continuous good-quality records from them was limited to a 2-month period. Eastern Africa, classically presented as a major dry climate anomaly region in the otherwise wet equatorial belt, is a transition zone between the monsoon domains of West Africa and the Indian Ocean. Its complex terrain, unequaled in the rest of Africa, results in a huge diversity of climatic conditions that steer a wide range of vegetation landscapes, biodiversity and human occupations.