By: Marcel Leroux
550 pages, Maps
This work 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 meteorology, climatology, tropical circulation, rainfall, drought and climate change.
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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