Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

Variability Study of Temperature For A Tropical Station

E. E. Iheonu
KEYWORDS: Variability, maximum temperature, tropical station, solar activity, thermal gradients


The monthly deviation of maximum temperature from the median value has been used to carry out a vanability study of temperature for a tropical station, Ibadan (lat. 7.4° N, long. 3.4° E) Nigeria. The study wasundertaken fo: different seasons during periods of high and low solar activity. Results from the assumed linear correlation between solar activity and maximum temperature s:uggest that a non-linear form ofequation might be appropriate for the variables. Generai!y, the range of variation of the deviations is independent of solar activity. Negative deviations were greater than positive deviations for both periods ofsolar activity. Variations occurred in the dry season months of February, March and April during the period of low solar activity, whereas for the wet season, the range of variation occurred in the months of July and September for both periods of high and low solar activity. Temperature variations from the median value do not give thermal gradients that could portend threats to the environment

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