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Climatological drought in Nigeria

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In this paper, the definitions of drought are reviewed and evaluated for Nigeria. Drought in Nigeria is thought of as a purely climatological or meteorological phenomenon, that is, a temporary abnormal rainfall deficiency over the country, the result of some unfavourable meteorological conditions such as persistent widespread subsistence and the absence or weakness in the atmospheric rain-generating systems during the rainfall season.

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Acheampong, P.K. Climatological drought in Nigeria. GeoJournal 20, 209–219 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00642986

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Keywords

  • Environmental Management
  • Meteorological Condition
  • Nigeria
  • Rainfall Season
  • Meteorological Phenomenon