Accession Number : ADA293956

Title :   Equatorial Africa. A Climatological Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Donahue, Christopher A. ; Traxler, Kathleen M. ; Walters, Kenneth R., Sr. ; Louer, John W., III ; Gilford, Michael T.

PDF Url : ADA293956

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 276

Abstract : A climatological study of Equatorial Africa, a region that comprises Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, the southern parts of Mauritania, Mali, and Niger, and the northern parts of Angola, Mozambique, Zaire, and Zambia. After describing the geography and major meteorological features of the entire region, the study discusses the climatic controls of each of Equatorial Africa's eight 'zones of climatic commonality' in detail. Each, 'season' is defined and discussed in considerable detail, to include general weather, clouds, visibility, winds, precipitation, temperature, and other hazards.

Descriptors :   *EQUATORIAL REGIONS, *WIND, *CLIMATOLOGY, *AFRICA, CONTROL, CLOUDS, WEATHER, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, HAZARDS, PRECIPITATION, VISIBILITY, CLIMATE, METEOROLOGY, PARTS, NORTH(DIRECTION), GEOGRAPHY, SOUTH(DIRECTION), NIGERIA, COMMONALITY, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE, SEASONS, ZAIRE, KENYA, WEST AFRICA, GHANA, IVORY COAST, LIBERIA, MALAWI, MAURITANIA, TANZANIA.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE