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Pluviométrie à l'île de la Réunion: des travaux de J. Defos du Rau (1960) à nos jours

Abstract : In the very first geographic study of Reunion island, Defos du Rau's study pointed out two rainbelts, defined by the 2000 mm per annum mark. The windward region includes the eastern side, the middle cirques, and a some of the western slopes. Takamaka owns the highest recorded rainfall while the la Fournaise's eastern slopes rains were not studied thoroughly. At present, the map takes into account the yearly median. The windward region has been restricted to the eastern part, plus the cirque of Salazie. As for the rainfall peaks they are actually recorded along the eastern slopes of the la Fournaise volcano. On the other land, the areas registering more than 2000 mm/year are quite limited. Similarly, the high mountains (over 2500 m higher) receive less than 1 000 mm per year.
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René Robert. Pluviométrie à l'île de la Réunion: des travaux de J. Defos du Rau (1960) à nos jours. L'Information géographique, Armand Colin, 2001, 65 (1), pp.53 - 59. ⟨10.3406/ingeo.2001.2734⟩. ⟨hal-03446644⟩



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