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The meteorology and climate of tropical Africa

Author: Marcel Leroux
Publisher: London ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Pub., ©2001.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Clipart/images/graphics   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accompanying CD-ROM ... "features 350 maps relating to various factors of meteorology and climate and their effects on the African continent." -- p. [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Charts, diagrams, etc
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Leroux, Marcel.
Meteorology and climate of tropical Africa.
London ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Praxis Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)606628316
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Leroux
ISBN: 1852336439 9781852336431 3540426361 9783540426363
OCLC Number: 46634319
Language Note: English translation from the French.
Description: xxxiv, 548 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: 1. Introduction: current knowledge and analysis of methods --
Pt. I. Chorological factors. 2. Chorological factors. 3. The orographical factor. 4. Continental hydrology and vegetation --
Pt. II. Aerological factors. 5. Basic features of the troposphere and of tropical circulation. 6. Pressure field, circulation and discontinuities over tropical Africa. 7. Vertical structure of the African tropical troposphere --
Pt. III. Dynamics of circulation: disturbances. 8. Moving Polar Highs (MPHs) on African tropical margins. 9. Pulses in trades and monsoons. 10. Inclined structures: the Inclined Meteorological Equator (IME) and Inter-Oceanic Confluence (IOC), and Squall Lines (SLs). 11. The active Meteorological Equator (ME): the active Inclined Meteorological Equator (IME) and the Vertical Meteorological Equator (VME). 12. Tropical cyclones --
Disturbances in Africa: conclusion --
Pt. IV. Climates of tropical Africa. 13. Elements of climate: rainfall. 14. Elements of climate: temperatures. 15. Climates of tropical Africa --
Pt. V. Climate change in tropical Africa. 16. African palaeoenvironments since the Upper Pleistocene. 17. Recent climate change in tropical Africa. 18. General conclusion --
App. 1. Atlas: The aerological factors --
App. 2. Atlas: The elements of climates.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Other Titles: Climat de l'Afrique tropicale.
Responsibility: Marcel Leroux.

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