The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa

Author: Peter Daughtrey Tyson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UCSD:31822028754281
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

The Weather and Climate of Southern Africa, the second edition of The Atmosphere and Weather of Southern Africa, further consolidates and expands Tyson and Preston-Whyte's in-depth textbook on the meteorology of southern Africa. It offers an introduction to the structure of the atmosphere, anddetailed, well-illustrated discussions on the physics of meteorology, measurement, weather systems, ocean-atmosphere interactions, pollution, climactic change, and forecasting. With a new emphasis on the growing field of climatology, this book is especially pertinent to environmental studies in andon the developing countries of southern Africa, and the relationship of the subcontinent to global weather and climatic changes.

Tourism Recreation and Climate Change

Author: Prof. C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845413149
Release Date: 2005-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.

Weather and Climate in Africa

Author: Colin Buckle
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015040666490
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Africa

This is the first comprehensive introduction to the meteorology and climatology of Africa.

Food Security Among Small Scale Agricultural Producers in Southern Africa

Author: Josephine Phillip Msangi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319094953
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book focuses on food security highlighting the role of indigenous knowledge and scientific research in addressing the plight of poor small-scale agricultural producers. Rapidly growing global population and global policies and management governing sustainability, hunger, food security and poverty alleviation are discussed. Additionally, impacts of probable climate change, research on land productivity and performance of dependable food crops i.e. cassava and pearl millet are discussed. Analyzed in great detail are roles of small stock, urban/peri-urban agriculture and advantages of climate-smart agriculture and participatory research in enhancing food security of the small-scale agricultural producers in Southern Africa.

Climate and Land Degradation

Author: Mannava VK Sivakumar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540724384
Release Date: 2007-10-11
Genre: Science

Based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania, this book presents state-of-the-art papers, real world applications, and innovative techniques for combating land degradation. It offers recommendations for effectively using weather and climate information for sustainable land management practices.

Managing Weather and Climate Risks in Agriculture

Author: Mannava VK Sivakumar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540727469
Release Date: 2008-01-10
Genre: Science

Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this work should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture. In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production.

An Assessment of the Investment Climate in South Africa

Author: Vijaya Ramachandran
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821368992
Release Date: 2007-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Most aspects of South Africa's investment climate the location-specific factors that shape opportunities and incentives for firms to invest productively, create jobs, and grow are favorable. The majority of large, registered firms believe that the legal system is able to protect their property rights. Infrastructure is reliable. Tax rates are relatively low. The burden of regulation is comparable to other middle-income countrries. Few firms pay bribes. And most firms have adequate access to credit. In many dimensions, South Africa has a good investment climate. Consistent with this, large South African firms are very productive. Labor productivity is far higher than in the most productive low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and compares favorably with other middle-income countries such as Brazil, Lithuania, Malaysia, and Poland. And although labor productivity in South Africa is slightly lower than in the most productive cities in China, it is over three times higher than in China as a whole. So, why hasn't South Africa been growing faster? As this title explores, while the investment climate is generally favorable, some problems remain. Firms appear to be particularly concerned about four areas: difficulty hiring skilled and educated workers, rigid labor regulations, exchange rate instability, and crime. Using rigorous statistical information on these and related topics, the book aims to assist policy makers and private sector stakeholders in developing reforms that will improve firm performance and growth.

Overcoming Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation Implementation in Southern Africa

Author: Lesley Masters
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9780798302951
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

Adapting to the impacts of climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the African continent. Although initially couched as primarily an environmental challenge, its importance in the socio-economic development of the region has seen the prioritisation of adaptation in the African common position at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate change negotiations. This emphasis has resulted in a number of studies on the vulnerability of countries to climate change, including case studies detailing examples of adaptation in practice. Yet the understanding of the implementation of adaptation measures needs further nuance in its approach. This book goes beyond highlighting the importance of adaptation in supporting future socioeconomic development, to grappling with the challenges in implementing adaptation measures with the authors addressing some of the key obstacles facing the implementation of adaptation projects. In building an understanding of the barriers, and in unpacking the real implications for those leading adaptation efforts in Southern Africa, this book aims to not only bring to the fore elements that act as a constraint, but to further the discussion on how best to overcome these barriers in adapting to climate change.

A Winter Tour in South Africa

Author: Frederick Young
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783732620630
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Reproduction of the original.

Climate Change Vulnerability in Southern African Cities

Author: Silvia Macchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319006727
Release Date: 2014-02-24
Genre: Science

In recent decades, extreme rains and drought have struck urban regions in Africa like never before. Nevertheless, limited information is available on which to base development of early warning systems, identification of high-risk zones and formulation of local action plans. This book is about how to build the knowledge necessary for planning adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan cities. It brings together lessons learned from international development actions conducted by a number of scholars in disciplines ranging from meteorology and hydrogeology to urban planning and environmental management. Selected methods to assess the impacts of extreme weather and ecological stress are presented along with possible approaches to improve the adaptive capacity of Sub-Saharan cities through institutional measures at the local government level. The book is addressed to graduate students, researchers and practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to integrate climate change into applied research and development projects in urban Africa.

Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

Author: Alberto Troccoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048136919
Release Date: 2009-12-21
Genre: Science

Meteorological and climate data are indeed essential both in day-to-day energy management and for the definition of production and distribution infrastructures. For instance, the supply of electricity to users can be disturbed by extreme meteorological events such as thunderstorms with unusually strong winds, severe icing, severe cold spells, sea level elevation associated with storm surges, floods ... To be protected against such events, it is not sufficient to act after they have taken place. It is necessary to identify their potential impacts precisely and assess the probability of their occurrence. This book shows that this can only be done through an enhanced dialogue between the energy community and the climate and meteorology community. This implies an in-depth dialogue between actors to define precisely what kind of data is needed and how it should be used. Météo-France has been in long-term cooperation with the energy sector, including the fields of electricity production and distribution. Drawing on this experience, it should be noted in this respect the importance of lo- term partnership between actors as exemplified here by the message of EDF.

Atmosphere Weather and Climate

Author: Roger Barry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134721047
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Science

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

South Africa

Author: Sheila Smith Noonan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781422294253
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The beautiful terrain of South Africa is home to some of the most abundant wildlife in Africa. Each year millions of tourists visit the country, hoping to catch a glimpse of elephants, lions, and other animals. Beneath the ground are great deposits of such minerals as platinum, gold, and diamonds. Unfortunately, South Africa's history is less beautiful than its landscape and its diamonds. For most of the 20th century, the state operated under a policy of apartheid, which separated racial groups and treated black Africans as second-class citizens. After years of discrimination, apartheid was abolished after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa. Today this highly diverse country continues to move beyond its troubled past, as it is one of the most stable countries in Africa both politically and economically.