Climatic condition of Calabar as typified by some meteorological parameters

  • IO Ewona
  • SO Udo
Keywords: Climate trend, weather composites, urbanization, tourism, TINAPA business resort.

Abstract

This study aims at analysing some meteorological data collected by the meteorological department of the Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar between 1985 and 2003. The main objectives were to provide average figures and curves of Calabar climate, and to identify possible trends since 1985. Results show that seven out of nine parameters studied indicated marked seasonal variations. There is indeed a clear warming trend and most of the other parameters appear to have significant contribution to climatic change. Wind velocity and evaporation have also slightly decreased. Increase in population may have played an important role as the town has experience tremendous growth due to the renewed emphases on tourism, urbanization and business typified by the establishment of TINAPA business resort in Calabar, Nigeria
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