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Moisture conditions in the savanna region of West Africa

Kala Swami

Moisture conditions in the savanna region of West Africa

by Kala Swami

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Published by McGill University, Dept. of Geography in [Montreal] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Savannas,
  • Africa, West,
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Moisture -- Africa, West.,
    • Savannas -- Africa, West.,
    • Africa, West -- Climate.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Kala Swami.
      SeriesClimatological research series ;, no. 8, Savanna research series ;, no. 18
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC851 .C52 no. 8, QC915.7.A44 .C52 no. 8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 106 p. :
      Number of Pages106
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4593106M
      LC Control Number77355434

      Climates of Africa. Map of Africa's Vegetation. The vegetation in Africa very much depends on the climate and rainfall patterns, more specifically - heat and moisture. You can see this when you compare the satellite map below with the climate map above. Satellite map showing Africa's vegetation density. South Africa - South Africa - Soils: South Africa contains three major soil regions. East of approximately longitude 25° E, soils have formed under wet summer and dry winter conditions; the more-important soil types there are laterite (red, leached, iron-bearing soil), unleached subtropical soils, and gleylike (i.e., bluish gray, sticky, and compact) podzolic soils (highly leached soils that.

      Savanna Your textbook categories Tropical Rain Forest Tropical Rain Forest Central & South America Central & West Africa Southeast Asia Tropical Rain Forests: Climate • Consistently warm & wet (year round growing season) • Lack of seasonality Textbook Figa Page 19 Tropical Rain Forests: Climate Textbook Fig Page 25°E, 5°S–25°N] is much wider than our focus region, West Africa [18 °W–15 E, 5 N–16 N], as shown in Figure 1. This is done to move the direct effect of boundary conditions far from the region of study, and also to capture important features that control the annual cycle of the West African monsoon and precipitation. The.

      Savannas are characterized as areas connecting the equator forests and tropical deserts, with a wide range of vegetation in grassland, deserts and woodlands. The biggest savannas are in South Africa, occupying 46 percent of the land in that area. Savanna soil types are determined by the climate they occupy, but are. West Africa lies between latitudes 4°N and 28°N and longitudes 15°E and 16°W. The Gulf of Guinea is the southern boundary, while that to the north is the northern boundary of Mauritania, Mali and Niger; the Mount Cameroon/Adamawa Highlands and the Atlantic Ocean form the eastern and western limits.


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Moisture conditions in the savanna region of West Africa by Kala Swami Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Moisture conditions in the savanna region of West Africa. [Kala Swami]. The West Sudanian Savanna is a hot, dry, wooded savanna composed mainly of large tree species and long "elephant" grass.

The habitat has been greatly reduced, degraded and fragmented by agricultural activities, fire, and clearance for wood and charcoal, while populations of most of the larger mammal species have been decimated by over-hunting.

select article Moisture conditions in the savanna region of West Africa: Kala Swami. McGill University, Toronto, Ont.,pp., $ West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of United Nations defines Western Africa as the 16 countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo, as well as the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da : 5, km² (1, sq mi) (7th).

The objective of this study is to identify the sources of moisture for rainfall in west Africa. A model of precipitation recycling is developed and applied to the region of west Africa to obtain quantitative estimates of the moisture contributed by local evaporation as well as the moisture contributed by the zonal and meridional fluxes from the surrounding by: al savanna - south of the Sahel - Sahara desert; northenmost zone the spread of desert-like conditions due to drought, overgrazing and the cutting down of trees West Africa is mostly a region of plains, climates range from arid to tropical and.

Rainfall gradients are steep—as much as mm per km in West Africa—passing from mm in the northern region of the Sahelo-Saharan zone to over mm in the Guinean zone.

The duration of the rainy season also varies greatly, ranging from 1 month in the desert margin to more than 8 months in the Guinean coastal zone (Kumar, ). A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland-grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close.

The open canopy allows sufficient light to reach the ground to support an unbroken herbaceous layer consisting primarily of grasses.

Savannas maintain an open canopy despite a high tree density. It is often believed that savannas feature. The Sahel (/ s ə ˈ h ɛ l /, sāḥil; ساحل Arabic pronunciation: "coast, shore") is the ecoclimatic and biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south.

Having a semi-arid climate, it stretches across the south-central latitudes of Northern Africa between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red name is derived from the. The Dahra field site in Senegal, West Africa, was established in to monitor ecosystem properties of semi-arid savanna grassland and their responses to climatic and environmental change.

The West African Sahel is well known for the severe droughts that ravaged the region in the s and s. Meteorological research on the region has flourished during the last decade as a result of several major field experiments.

This paper provides an overview of the results that have ensued. A major focus has been on the West African monsoon, a phenomenon that links all of West Africa. The climate of Africa is a range of climates such as the equatorial climate, the tropical wet and dry climate, the tropical monsoon climate, the semi-desert climate (semi-arid), the desert climate (hyper-arid and arid), and the subtropical highland ate climates are rare across the continent except at very high elevations and along the fringes.

[1] Atmospheric water (Precipitation minus Evaporation, P‐E) and moisture fluxes from the NCEP/NCAR and observed rainfall data from the Climatic Research Unit are analyzed over the West African Monsoon region (WAM: 5°N–20°N; 18°W–18°E) on the period – The main results show that 1) P‐E averaged over the 15°N–20°N belt in July–September (JAS) is a better proxy of.

Energy partitioning over the West African savanna: Multi-year evaporation and surface conductance measurements in Eastern Burkina Faso Article in Journal of Hydrology () February.

This paper provides a holistic literature review of climate change and variability in Ghana by examining the impact and projections of climate change and variability in various sectors (agricultural, health and energy) and its implication on ecology, land use, poverty and welfare.

The findings suggest that there is a projected high temperature and low rainfall in the yearsand The savanna is an open landscape of grasslands found in tropical Africa. It is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. For half of the year, savannas are hot and dry, and swept by wildfires.

Geography and Locations: In general, savannas grow in tropical regions 8° to 20° from the African Savanna biome is a tropical grassland in Africa between latitude 15° North and 30 degrees S and longitude 15 degrees W and 40° West.

South Africa Weather and Climate. South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights.

The Savanna region of africa has fourteen to twenty inches of rainfall on average each year. In the Northern Savanna the tempature is usually between sixty to seventy degrees, while in the the Southern part the tempature is from seventy to the mid eighties. Of the many African savannas, the Serengeti is most well known for its massive herds of.

The region is the southern part of the continental scale basin which is covered by sands of varying depth (sometimes >m). Deep boring technology has enabled commercial graziers to become permanently established in the region, and to optimise livestock production.

The vegetation is an arid savanna, with a carrying capacity of ha per LSU. The Northern Congolian Forest Savanna Mosaic ecoregion includes the northernmost savanna woodlands in Africa. Unlike the Zambezian forest-savanna mosaics south and west of the Congo Basin, this narrow transition zone marks an abrupt habitat discontinuity between the extensive Congolian rain forests and Sudanian/Sahelian grasslands.savanna region began in Novemberwhen funds were provided by the Systemwide Livestock Programme (SLP) to hold a workshop.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together international institutions and partners in the national agricultural research systems (NARS) from the dry savanna region of West and Central Africa to present the.Savanna Biome The Savanna Biome is the largest Biome in southern Africa, occupying 46% of its area, and over one-third the area of South Africa.

It is well developed over the lowveld and Kalahari region of South Africa and is also the dominant vegetation in neighboring Botswana, Namibia and .