The savannah

Savannah zones

Savannah zones (in yellow)
Source: wikipedia.org

Different vegetation zones are found within the Tropics. These zones depend on the time in which plants have enough available water to grow. One makes a distinction after number arid* and humid** months:

* arid = evaporation is greater than the annual precipitatio -> dry
** humid = annual precipitation are greater than evaporation -> wet

Humid savannah

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Live meteogram - Sekondi (4.93°N / -1.70°E)

  • Location
    • Africa, Asia, Australia, India, Southamerica
  • Climate
    • 7–9½ humid months
  • Annual rainfall
    • 1000–1500 mm
  • Vegetation
    • up to 6 m height, evergreen grasses, lightly closed savannah forest, gallery forests along rivers.
  • Use
    • rainfed agriculture

Dry savannah

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Live meteogram - Navrongo (10.90°N / -1.09°E)

  • Location
    • Africa, Asia, Australia
  • Climate
    • 4,5-7 humid months
  • Annual rainfall
    • 500–1000 mm
  • Vegetation
    • breasthigh grasses, light tree population
  • Use
    • rainfed agriculture, pasture management

Thorn savannah

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Live meteogram - Gao (16.27°N / -0.04°E)

  • Location
    • Africa, Asia, Mexico, South America
  • Climate
    • 2–4,5 humid months
  • Annual rainfall
    • 250–500 mm
  • Vegetation
    • up to 30 cm grasses
  • Use
    • pasture management