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Vol.1 (1), pp. 1-7, August, 2016


A Study of the Relationship of Global Warming on Temperature, Wind Speed, Relative Humidity and Rainfall Variations in Gombe State, Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA12182467
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Original Research Article


*1Langa, H. B., 2Abbas, A. G., 3Adamu, A. and 4Biwe, E.R.


1Department of Physics,School of Science, Federal College of Education (Tech.) Gombe, Nigeria.

2Federal College of Education (Tech.) Gombe,Nigeria.

3Department Mathematics, School of Science, Federal College of Education (Tech.) Gombe,Nigeria.

4Department of  Agricultural Education, School of Vocational Education,Federal College of Education (Tech.) Gombe,Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail:  langahassan@yahoo.com


date Received: June 1, 2016     date Accepted: July 26, 2016     date Published: August 3, 2016

Abstract

A study on the effects of global warming in Gombe State was conducted. Daily Wind speed, Temperatures, Rainfall and Relative Humidity for a period of six years, (2007- 2012) was obtained from Meteorological Centre, Gombe Area Office. The data was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient. The results indicated that there is a strong relationship between rainfall and relative humidity, whereas there are weak correlations amongst rainfall and temperature, rainfall and wind velocity, relative humidity and temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity. The strong correlation between rainfall and temperature resulted to the excessive rainfall (flooding) witnessed during the period under review. Recommendations are made which include advising farmers to plant crops that are friendly to the emerging seasonal changes across the state; and planting of trees as a means of reducing desertification.


Key words: Desertification, precipitation, resources, energy, crops and rainfall.