African Drought: Characteristics, Causal Theories and Global Teleconnections

  1. A. Berger,
  2. R. E. Dickinson and
  3. John W. Kidson
  1. Sharon E. Nicholson

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM052p0079

Understanding Climate Change

Understanding Climate Change

How to Cite

Nicholson, S. E. (1989) African Drought: Characteristics, Causal Theories and Global Teleconnections, in Understanding Climate Change (eds A. Berger, R. E. Dickinson and J. W. Kidson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM052p0079

Author Information

  1. Department of Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904573

Online ISBN: 9781118666517

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Keywords:

  • Climate changes—Congresses

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Paleo and Historical Climates of Africa

  • Temporal and Spatial Variability of Rainfall during the Present Century

  • Tropical Teteconnections to African Rainfall

  • Atmosphere Circulation Change Associated with Rainfall Fluctuations

  • Land Surface Processes

  • Implications for Forecasting and Future Research

  • Summarya nd Conclusions