Accession Number:

ADA229375

Title:

SWANEA (Southwest Asia-Northeast Africa): A Climatological Study. Volume 1. The Horn of Africa

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

242.0

Abstract:

This is the first in a five-volume series that describes the climatology of Southwest Asia and Northeast Africa, SWANEA Volume I describes a subregion of SWANEA known as the Horn of Africa an area that, for this study, this area has been divided into four subregions of climatic commonality. After describing the general geography of the Horn of Africa, the report discusses major meteorological features, including semipermanent climatic controls, synoptic disturbances, and mesoscale and local features. The four seasons in each of the Horns four climatically similar subregions in detail. Keywords Climatologymeteorological data Weatherceiling Meteorological phenomena Visibilitywind Wind direction Cloud cover Atmospheric precipitation Atmospheric temperature Seasonal variations Barometric pressure Troughsmonsoons Air flowpatterns EastNorth Africa.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE