ANALOGS OF CANAL ZONE CLIMATE IN EAST CENTRAL AFRICA
ARMY NATICK LABS MA NATICK United States
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The climate of East Central Africa is compared with that of Balboa Heights and Cristobal in the Canal Zone, Distributions of areas of analogyof pertinent climatic elements and combinations of these elements are shown on maps. Host of the study area is too hot and too dry for analogy with the tropical environment of the Canal Zone, Ho part of the study area has enough rainfall to be comparable with Cristobal, the one area that is closely analogous to Balboa Heights is in the Congo Basin, west of longitude 30 K and south of latitude 7 M. The amount of rainfall analogous to that of Balboa Heights is limited mostly to the southwestern part of the study area. Highlands in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia are the only areas which are too cool for analogy with either Canal Zone station.