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Climate of Eastern Africa

Pierre Camberlin

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science


Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780190228620 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.512

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Eastern Africa, classically presented as a major dry climate anomaly region in the otherwise wet equatorial belt, is a transition zone between the monsoon domains of West Africa and the Indian Ocean. Its complex terrain, unequaled in the rest of Africa, results in a huge diversity of climatic conditions that steer a wide range of vegetation landscapes, biodiversity and human occupations. Meridional rainfall gradients dominate in the west along the Nile valley and its surroundings, where a single boreal summer peak is mostly observed. Bimodal regimes (generally peaking in April and November)...

Keywords: Eastern Africa; rainfall regimes; highland climates; atmospheric circulation; climate variability

Article.  20678 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology

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