The Diurnal Variation of Mean Wind Speed At Four Locations in Kenya and Tanzania

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1969
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Woodhead, T.
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Wind speed and direction are continuously measured at several of the meteorological stations supervised by the East African Meteorological Department. The wind speed data recorded at four observatories in Kenya and Tanzania have been analysed to yield mean monthly values for the daily wind run, required for computation of potential evaporation rates (Woodhead, 1968 a, b). This analysis involved an evaluation of the diurnal progressions of wind speed. Insect migration is strongly influenced by wind velocity (Brown, I 965), and the diurnal progressions of wind speed at these four sites are summarized in this report for their bio-climatological relevance. Wind direction records were not analysed; synoptic observations of wind direction, relating to 1500 hours East African Standard Time (E.A.S.T.) have been published by the East African Meteorological Department (1964).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 35 (2), p. 160-165