Africa’s position in the globe (37°21′N–34°51′S; 17°33′W–51°27′E) is one-off as it promotes evidences of almost all possible intertropical zone climate types and subtypes, namely, the equatorial, the humid and dry tropical, the Mediterranean and the desert. The approximately 8000 km in length and 7400 km in width and a 32,000 km coastline provide unique geographical features that are shown in the numerous existing climatic contexts.
KeywordsAfrican continent Climate types Climate subtypes Future risks Temperature Relative humidity Pluviosity
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