Some aspects of atmospheric static stability parameter of the atmosphere over Africa during the different major seasons

  • G. R. Shayo
  • P. M. R. Kiangi
  • J. K. Patnaik


Climatological estimates for the values of static stability parameter are presented for the different pressure layers in the African atmosphere during the months of January, April, July and October. These values show very small variations on isobaric layers. In the vertical, the static stability values change rather rapidly so that the values for the 850–700 mb layer are, in all the four months, about three orders of magnitude less than those for the 50-30 mb layer.


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Einige Gesichtspunkte der atmosphärischen Stabilitätsparameter über Afrika in den ver schiedenen Jahreszeiten


Es werden klimatologische Beurteilungen der Werte des Stabilitätsparameters für verschiedene Druckschichten über Afrika in den Monaten Januar, April, Juli und Oktober vorgelegt. Diese Werte zeigen sehr kleine Änderungen in isobaren Schichten. In der Vertikalen ändern sich die Stabilitätswerte sehr rasch, so daß die Werte für die 850–700 mb-Schicht in allen vier Monaten ungefähr um drei Größenordnungen kleiner sind als die für die 50 mb-Schicht.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Shayo
    • 1
  • P. M. R. Kiangi
    • 1
  • J. K. Patnaik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya

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