Sign In or Register | Thursday, June 20, 2019
AfricaTeam,   3/11/2018 3:37:23 PM Add AfricaTeam as a Friend | Send Message
Africa See Profile
The Rains Down in Africa

 According to Reddit user: casual_earth

Cool things to note:

The dryness in coastal Angola and Namibia is mostly associated with subsidence (atmospheric stability) due to the cool Benguela current and upwelling.

The dryness in Somalia and Kenya exists for several reasons. The two primary causes are a "robbery" of the Trade Winds by the Asian monsoon during northern hemisphere summer, and the large-scale Walker Circulation associated with the Indo-Pacific warm pool. A rainshadow is also created by the various Albertine rift mountains.

We can clearly see a split between the tropical rainforests of West Africa (Guinean forests) and the Congo Rainforest. This creates unique animal and plant communities.

Elevated rainfall on mountain peaks in East Africa are visible to a degree, but the map is too generalized to capture all of this variability.

 

 

 

 

Source: Reddit

Tags:The Rains Down in Africa
Bookmark and Share Email Email to Friends Print Print
0
Comments(0)
Please Sign In  or Register  to post a comment.
UserName:
Password:

 
Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Linkedin African Music
Most Popular



Push
Post a New Story from your Account, then Vote for it Here by clicking Push
Latest Forums
CountryTopicComments
Kenya ‘Kenya is the hotbed where all the writing happens. There is high unemployment and a job working from home is coveted. They have good English and low overheads. ‘There are thousands of people in Kenya whose job is to write essays for cheating students. There are several writers in every apartment block.’      0
Madagascar What part of Africa (City/Town) would you guys love to travel to? What would be the ideal price from your location, to your intended destination bearing in mind things like cost of living & other expenses?      0
Mozambique In 2004 A summit of African leaders was thrown into confusion when Mozambique's President Joaquim Chissano addressed the meeting in an African language "Swahili."      1
Egypt Which African team do you expect to progress farthest in the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Russia?      2
Morocco Morocco Loses 2026 World Cup Hosting Bid To USA, Canada, and Mexico      1
Tanzania Tanzania's biggest online forum "Jamii Forums" @JamiiForums forced to shut down temporarily because of Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)      1
Latest Polls
Links
Tags
    Nigeria    Kenya    
South Africa    Ghana    
Egypt    Ethiopia    Zimbabwe    Uganda    Tanzania    
Africa    Kenya a Hot bed of Investments    Test    Pope Francis On Safari In Kenya    Malawi    Sudan    The 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival Photos    Tunisia    2010 World Cup Draw: Which Country Has the Hottest Fans?    Somalia    
Site Map | Help | Send Feedback | Contact us | User Agreement | Privacy | About us | Advertise
Copyright © 2016-2017 Africa Updates Inc. All rights reserved