Climatic Change

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 241–258

Climatic change in southern Africa: Past and present conditions and possible future scenarios

  • P. D. Tyson
Climate Scenarios for the Southern Hemisphere: 2010 and 2050

DOI: 10.1007/BF00139000

Cite this article as:
Tyson, P.D. Climatic Change (1991) 18: 241. doi:10.1007/BF00139000


A brief review of climatic changes over the last 800 000 years in southern Africa is presented. The greatest emphasis is placed on those changes occurring during the Holocene and the period of meteorological record. Twentieth-century rainfall variations and their spatial manifestations are examined, and scenarios of possible future conditions are presented.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Tyson
    • 1
  1. 1.Climatology Research GroupUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa