oa Madoqua - Climate of the central Namib Desert
|Article Title||Climate of the central Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Desert Ecological Research Unit, Swakopmund, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1984|
|Pages||5 - 61|
|Keyword(s)||Autographic meteorological stations, Coastal aridity, Evaporation, Fog screen, Hygrograph recordings, Monthly wind roses, Relative humidity, Soil temperatures, Solar radiation and Surface winds|
Data from eight meteorological stations in the centraI Namib Desert have been summarised for the period 1976 to 1981. Figures for temperature, humidity, rainfall, fog precipitation and hourly wind speed and direction are given for all stations. Data on evaporation, sunshine, solar radiation and soil temperature are included for Gobabeb only. Using these data a brief descriptionption of the climate of the region and examples of some typical weather conditions are presented.
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