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'Splendid rains have fallen': links between El Nino and rainfall variability in the Kalahari, 1840-1900

'Splendid rains have fallen': links between El Nino and rainfall variability in the Kalahari, 1840-1900

Climatic Change 86(3/4): 257-290

This study uses a range of published and unpublished historical documentary sources to explore the nature of rainfall variability in the Kalahari Desert and adjacent hardveld regions of central southern Africa during the seventeen Pacific El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) episodes that occurred between 1840 and 1900. Documentary data are used in two ways.

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