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Title:Some Significance of the City System in Evaluating and Responding to Climatic Drought
Author:Adebayo, Yinka R.
Year:1993
Periodical:Eastern and Southern Africa Geographical Journal
Volume:4
Issue:1
Period:June
Pages:1-16
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:droughts
urban planning
Urbanization and Migration
Drought and Desertification
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
geography
climate
Cities and towns
Abstract:Two aspects - socioeconomic and physical - of city systems in Africa are considered here in relation to drought monitoring and strategies required for formulating adequate responses to the impact of drought. The two principal socioeconomic factors which contribute to the problem of drought are the policy bias of African countries towards urban areas and the role of external factors. With respect to physical factors, the author draws attention to the results of studies on urban inadvertent rainfall and suggests that mesoscale rainfall forecasters could do more accurate work by incorporating the effect of urban climate in their models. In the domain of water resources management and agricultural development, moreover, the development of urban agriculture could be encouraged downwind. Bibliogr., sum.
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