(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Climatic variability and change over southern Africa : a reflection on underlying processes

published at : Special issue on Physical Geography in South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MASON S.J. (1) ; JURY M.R. ;
(1) Climatology Research Group, Univ. Witwatersrand, Johanesburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD


In this paper, progress in understanding the interannual variability of the atmosphere over southern Africa and its association with the surrounding oceans is reviewed. First, the quasi-periodic nature of interannual rainfall variability of the region during the twentieth century is described. The atmospheric characteristics of wet and dry years are then described and related to changes in the disposition of major rain-producing weather systems. Finally, evidence for long-term trends in important climatic parameters during the period of instrumental records is surveyed


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 21, no 1 [pp. 23-50]

Bibliographic references : 8 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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