oa Agrochemophysica - The broad geographic distribution in Natal of climatological factors important to agricultural planning

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0302-7112



Parameters for descriptionbing the rainfall and temperature in a manner significant to agriculture are defined. Values of rainfall parameters are computed for 118 stations in Natal and the geographic distribution of the various parameters mapped. Aspects considered include the magnitude, seasonal variation and reliability of rainfall, drought risk, dry spells, the length of the growing season, planting dates, water requirements, temperature and the availability of heat.

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