Accession Number : AD0703233

Title :   RAINFALL DEFICIENCIES OF THE PLATEAU OF TANZANIA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C FOREIGN FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Kuepper,William C. , III

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 233

Abstract : The report contains a descriptive-explanatory climatology that concentrates on those aspects of climatic controls which make the Plateau of Tanzania unusually dry. Synoptic models are used to help explain climatology and rainfall patterns in East Africa. The main portion of the study is a season by season examination of: one, the rainfall patterns of this unusually dry area, and two, the unique aspects of the climatic and synoptic features of the atmosphere which create the seasonal and regional rainfall patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINFALL, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA), ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, INTENSITY, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MOISTURE, HUMIDITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, PLANTS(BOTANY), TERRAIN, HAZE, CUMULUS CLOUDS, STORMS, TROPICAL REGIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE