(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Geospatial and temporal analysis of drought years in Zimbabwe, 1940-1999

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUKWADA G. (1) ; MANATSA D. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of the Free State, Phuthaditjhaba, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Science Education, Bindura, ZIMBABWE


The aim of this study was to determine the geospatial and temporal characteristics of the drought years in Zimbabwe for the period between 1940 and 1999. Using time series analysis, spatial analysis and the Kruskal-Wallistest, the study established that there has been a gradual increase in the frequency of "drought years" in the recent past, suggesting that some parts of the country might be experiencing climate change. The study concludes that the nature of government initiated intervention strategies for improving agriculture in arid areas may now have to be considered for adoption in areas normally conceived as moist


Article of periodic

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 86, no4 [pp. 313-326]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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