Assessment of Diurnal Temperature Range in Egypt

Authors(1) :-Khalil A. A

Diurnal temperature range (DTR) is an important indicator of climate change, and its variations can have significant impacts on public health, agricultural productivity, and the carbon cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. In this study, sixteen years of maximum and minimum temperatures over 16 locations in Egypt were collected, to analyze in order to identify the variations of (DTR) in Egypt especially in agriculture area. The differences between the study time series and normals were assessed at different levels of analysis of monthly, seasonal and annual averages. The results indicated that the DTR in Middle and Upper Egypt were the higher than Lower Egypt and the highest seasons for DTR were found during spring and summer seasons in Lower and Middle Egypt regions while in Upper Egypt region the highest DTR was found in spring season. The comparison between DTR at the study period (2000-2015) and the normals revealed a general increase for DTR during the period from 2005 to 2012 in Lower Egypt while in Middle and Upper Egypt the increased in DTR were found during the period from 2007 to 2015. Therefore, it could be concluded that there are a general change in DTR during the studied period this returned to the change in maximum and minimum temperature.

Authors and Affiliations

Khalil A. A
Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC), Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt

Diurnal temperature range, Maximum and Minimum temperature, Egypt.

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 115-120
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1736223
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Khalil A. A, " Assessment of Diurnal Temperature Range in Egypt, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.115-120, November-December-2017.
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