Names and number of days each season in the tropics
2.3.3. The seasons Grisdale (1963:33) wrote that the year is divided into four seasons, summer, autumn (fall), winter and spring, each season having its own special conditions of climate. The seasons are much more apparent in temperates latitudes than in the tropics. This is partly because the temperature difference between the seasons is the most important climate difference. In the tropics, it could well be that temperature conditions remain constant throughout the year. He explained also, in Ethiopia there is a misleading tendency to call the “Rainy Season”—the Northern Summer –“Kermpt” meaning winter, because the climate is more unpleasant in this season. Therefore, he remarked that tendency should be checked; instead of the terms winter and summer it is better to use more meaningful expressions ‘Rainy Season’ and Dry Season’, remembering whilst so-doing what we truly mean by the seasons.
It is a great insight of Grisdale that seasons of the temperates were, are and will not recur in the tropics. Therefore, calling Kermit of the rainy season as summer and Bega of the dry season as winter are unpleasant and misleading tendency. However, his recommendation of only two seasons ‘Rainy Season’ and ‘Dry Season’ are to be called shows that seasons of the Tropics were not discovered.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Figure 4.1 Eight Seasons of the Tropics
Names and number of days ofeachseasoninNothTropic
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Kermit Mestew Bega Tseday
Bega Tseday Kermit Mestew