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Sharon, D. 1981. The distribution in space of local rainfall in the Namib Desert. Journal of Climatology, 1(1): 69-75


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The distribution in space of local rainfall in the Namib Desert.

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Spatial correlation analysis has been applied to Namib rainfall, in an attempt to identify possible patterns of the spatial organization of localized storms in this area. The utility of the above technique for areas with only sparse raingauge networks is explained. Results indicate that convective storms are not randomly scattered in space but, tend to form at preferred distances from each other, around 40‐50 and 80‐100 km, with no preferred locations of, or directions between, storms. Benard cells are mentioned as possibly imposing the inferred organization of convective storms in space.

Year: 1981

Type: Journal Article

URL: https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/joc.3370010108


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