Climate Change in Southern and Eastern Africa During the Past Millennium and its Implications for Societal Development

  title={Climate Change in Southern and Eastern Africa During the Past Millennium and its Implications for Societal Development},
  author={Karin Holmgren and Helena {\"O}berg},
  journal={Environment, Development and Sustainability},
  • K. HolmgrenHelena Öberg
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability
Climatic records from equatorial eastern Africa and subtropical southern Africa have shown that both temperature and the amount of rainfall have varied over the past millennium. Moreover, the rainfall pattern in these regions varied inversely over long periods of time. Droughts started abruptly, were of multi-decadal to multi-centennial length and the changes in the hydrological budget were of large amplitude. Changing water resources in semi-arid regions clearly must have regional influences… 

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