Advances in understanding meso-scale climatic variability

J. D. Kalma, T. J. Lyons, M. Nunez, A. J. Pitman

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    Meso-scale atmospheric systems are either forced by the instabilities of larger scale synoptic disturbances or they are induced by terrain. Terrain factors include topography, vegetation and land use. The variability in these atmospheric systems has temporal and spatial components of importance to agriculture in the world's semiarid regions. This review: i) discusses statistical and physical modelling approaches used in the analysis of meso-scale climatic variability; ii) reviews several monitoring approaches based on remote sensing; and iii) emphasises the need to integrate these different approaches. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)445-466
    Number of pages22
    JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
    Publication statusPublished - 1991


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