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Slide 4: Precipitation patterns (in inches) in the African Great Lakes Region, Central African Highlands.  Note the rainshadow effect created by the escarpments and mountains within the Western Rift Valley. 

Credit: designed/drafted by Steven K. Croft, Exploring the EnvironmentTM.  Copyright (c) 1997-1998, Wheeling Jesuit University/NASA Classroom of the Future. All rights reserved.
 

Created 12 February 1998. Last updated 30 April 1998  by JDH.