Historical climatology in Africa: A state of the art

David Nash, Matthew Hannaford

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Collections of written materials from the 16th century onwards have been used to explore the historical climatology of Africa. Studies include decadal- to seasonal-scale reconstructions of past rainfall and temperature, and analyses of societal responses to historical extreme events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalPAGES News
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020

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  • historical climatology
  • climate history
  • Africa
  • documentary evidence


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