Daily and Monthly Atmospheric Data for Western Uganda
Published: 10 September 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ccbntkp7yn.1
These data were generated for an analysis of trends in satellite-based seasonal rainfall in western Uganda from 1983-2017. Western Uganda was divided into five rainfall regions. Analyses of the data show the following: (1) wet days in most seasons have a disproportionately high frequency of westerly back-trajectories extending over the Congo Basin; (2) rainy seasons, especially the first rains, have gotten longer and wetter throughout western Uganda; (3) rainfall also has increased for climatological seasons, with the exception being December-February; and (4) increases in middle-troposphere specific humidity and vertical ascent over time provide support for the wetting trends derived from the satellite-derived rainfall data.
Georgia State University
Climatology, Atmospheric Precipitation, Physical Climatology