THE GEOLOGY AND THE CLIMATE CONDITIONS OF HEIPANG AIRPORT, BARKIN LADI LGA OF PLATEAU STATE

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INTRODUCTION : The study area is uniquely formed to give a type of feature that is good for location of strategic institutions such as the airport. THE CLIMATIC CONDITION: The climate of the airport is typical of Jos-Plateau. It is characterized by two distinct seasons; the dry and rainy seasons.

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THE GEOLOGY AND THE CLIMATE CONDITIONS OF HEIPANG AIRPORT, BARKIN LADI LGA OF PLATEAU STATEINTRODUCTION The study area is uniquely formed to give a type of feature that is good for location of strategic institutions such as the airport.THE CLIMATIC CONDITIONThe climate of the airport is typical of Jos-Plateau. It is characterized by two distinct seasons; the dry and rainy seasons.The dry and the rainy seasons are very critical in determining the different types of features observed in the area. The dry season is characterized by lack of rainfall, low relative humidity, dry and dusty winds commonly called 'harmattan'. This often results in poor visibility hence putting life to risk. The dry season spans between November and March. However, for the past few years, this trend has drastically changed due to global warming.The rainy season spans between April and October, and attains it peak towards the end of August (Table 1, Figure 1). It is usually marked by heavy rainfall and high relative humidity. The heavy down-pour may also reduce visibility but it is not as bad as that experienced during the dry season.The mean annual temperature ranges between 220C to 270C with the

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