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  1. Sahel - Wikipedia › wiki › Sahel_climate

    The Sahel has a tropicalsemi-arid climate(Köppen climate classificationBSh). The climate is typically hot, sunny, dry and somewhat windy all year long. The Sahel's climate is similar to, but less extreme than, the climate of the Sahara desertlocated just to the north. The Sahel mainly receives a low to very low amount of precipitation annually.

  2. Climate, Conflict, Migration in the Sahel - Regional Expert ... › 2020/10/4 › sahel

    Oct 05, 2020 · Africa’s Sahel region includes parts of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Sudan and Eritrea. A conflict which began in Mali in 2012 has now spilled over into neighboring countries, splintered into many factions and is deeply entrenched in a regional crisis that

  3. Sahel Climate - Global Warming › GlobalWarming › RS_Sahel

    Jun 13, 2010 · Sahel, Africa The Sahel region is in sub-Saharan Africa and is a transition zone between the arid Sahara desert to the north and the tropical green forest to the south, covering a surface area of 5.7 million Km2 with a population of about 60 million inhabitants.

  4. Sahel | Location, Facts, & Desertification | Britannica › place › Sahel

    Alternative Title: Sāḥil Sahel, Arabic Sāḥil, semiarid region of western and north-central Africa extending from Senegal eastward to Sudan. It forms a transitional zone between the arid Sahara (desert) to the north and the belt of humid savannas to the south.

  5. (PDF) The climate of the Sahel - ResearchGate › publication › 234101792

    , the plot shows the coefficient of variation for annual precipitation (standard deviation normalised by the mean) for regions where annual precipitation exceeds 10 mm. Sahel sticks out as one of ...

  6. Climate of Africa - Wikipedia › wiki › Climate_of_Africa

    Climate zones of Africa, showing the ecological break between the Sahara Desert (red), the hot semi-arid climate of the Sahel (orange) and the tropical climate of Central and Western Africa (blue). Southern Africa has a transition to subtropical and temperate climates (green and yellow), and more desert or semi-arid regions, centered on Namibia ...

  7. Where is the Sahel Region of Africa? - WorldAtlas › articles › what-are-the
    • Climate of The Sahel Region
    • Geography of The Sahel Region
    • Biodiversity of The Sahel Region
    • Desertification in The Sahel

    The Sahel region experiences a tropical semi-arid climate, mainly hot and dry conditions throughout the year. The Sahelian climate is influenced by the dry Harmattan winds as well as wind movements within the inter-tropical convergence zone. Rainfall in the region is very low and irregular with an annual precipitation of 200-600mm mainly during the May-September monsoon season. Most of the rain falls in the south. Temperatures, like rainfall, vary from region to region but are mostly hot thro...

    The Sahel is a geographically diverse region featuring a flat terrain with an average elevation of 656 – 1312 feet. The terrain is dotted with isolated plateaus, mountain ranges, steppes, thorny shrublands, grasslands and the Savannah which is the primary vegetation zone. Due to the hot temperatures and highly permeable sandy soils, the region has almost non-existent surface water. Mountainous areas and lake and river deltas such as the Chad and Niger deltas, within the Sahel have been separa...

    The Sahel lacks in a wide variety of species mainly due to the climatic conditions leading to increased migration of wildlife. The rate of endemism in animals is also extremely low. Species found within the region include the Dorcas gazelle, the Dama gazelle, hartebeest species, and predators such as the wild dog, cheetah, and lion. Populations of these species are however under pressure from human-wildlife conflicts as well as environmental factors. The sahel region is covered by savannah an...

    The Sahel region is vulnerable to desertification due to global warming. Additionally, unstable climatic patterns makes sustainable agriculture difficult. Soil erosion and overgrazing have also contributed to the expansion of the Sahara desert conditions into the relatively mild Sahel region. Over-population in the marginal areas result in exerting pressure on the prodyuctive areas. Desertification has led to threats of food security to the residents of these areas while endangering the exist...

    • Joyce Chepkemoi
  8. Impact of climate change on Africa's Sahel region › 1116 › 1091163-africa-climate-change

    Nov 17, 2019 · The Sahel spans Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert. While geographic definitions vary, it generally separates the Sahara in the north of Africa and the tropical savannahs to the south. The...

  9. Climate | West Africa › westafrica › node

    Temperatures in the lowlands of West Africa are high throughout the year, with annual means usually above 18°C. In the Sahel, maximum temperatures can reach above 40°C. Dust storm, Winde Mborni, Mauritania, July 2008. © Stefanie Herrmann/U. of Arizona

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