TITLE

Variations in the Effective Temperature Index (ET) in Kenya

AUTHOR(S)
Makokha, George Lukoye
PUB. DATE
October 1997
SOURCE
GeoJournal;Oct1997, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p337
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using the Effective Temperature Index (ET) as a measure of climatic comfort conditions in Kenya, this study analyses its spatial, seasonal and diurnal variations. This index is computed using data collectedfrom 57 weather stations spread throughout the country. Isarithmic mapping technique and the conditioning square method are used in this analysis. The results indicate that there exists in Kenya marked spatial, seasonal and diurnal variations of climatic comfort conditions. A classification of the country using this index and the Terjung (1968) system of climatic classification yields six climatic comfort zones. This type of physio-climatic studies has significant implications for Kenya in aspects such as building, clothing, recreation and sporting.
ACCESSION #
8468010

 

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