Climatic trends at Namulonge in Uganda : 1947-2009

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dc.contributor.author Nsubuga, F.W.N. (Francis Wasswa Nkugwa)
dc.contributor.author Olwoch, Jane Mukarugwiza
dc.contributor.author Rautenbach, C.J. de W. (Cornelis Johannes de Wet)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-27T10:13:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-27T10:13:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates rainfall and temperature trends at Namulonge parish, in Wakiso district of Uganda using statistical techniques. Daily-observed temperature and rainfall records were aggregated into monthly means over a period of more than 55 years. These records were analyzed in an effort to identify both seasonal trends and shifts in climate. This was achieved by using non- parametric (Mann-Kendall) and parametric (linear regression) techniques. The analysis shows that total rainfall during the March-May season decreased, while maximum temperatures were increasing during the months between April and September, with both trends statistically significant at 5% confidence level. The Mann-Kendall test revealed that the number of wet days reduced significantly. Temperatures were found to be warmer and rainfall higher in the first climate normal compared to the recent 30 years. Results revealed that April was the only month with a statistically significant rainfall trend. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http:/www.ccsenet.org/jgg en_US
dc.identifier.citation Nsubuga, FNW, Olwoch, JM & Rautenbach, CJDW 2011, 'Climatic trends at Namulonge in Uganda : 1947-2009', Journal of Geography and Geology, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 119-131. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1916-9779 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1916-9787 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.5539/jgg.v3n1p119
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/39906
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education en_US
dc.rights Canadian Center of Science and Education. en_US
dc.subject East Africa en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.subject Climatic trends en_US
dc.subject Namulonge en_US
dc.subject Statistical trends analysis en_US
dc.title Climatic trends at Namulonge in Uganda : 1947-2009 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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