International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Full Length Research Paper

Variability of maximum temperature and its decadal anomaly over Nigeria: Possible connection with Solar and geomagnetic activity

Moses Owoicho Audu
  • Moses Owoicho Audu
  • Department of Physics, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
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Francisca Nneka Okeke
  • Francisca Nneka Okeke
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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Eucharia Chidinma Okoro
  • Eucharia Chidinma Okoro
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 22 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 29 June 2017
  •  Published: 30 July 2017

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