Study area and in situ data
The first study site for the PALUSAT project is the city of Dakar (Senegal).
Dakar Dakar is the westernmost point of Africa, located at 14°40’20" North, 17°25’22" West. The capital city of Senegal, with 1,030,594 inhabitants, covers the major part of the Cap Vert peninsula. Altitude doesn’t exceed 104m. The population of Dakar area is estimated at 2.45 million people representing 20% of the Senegalese population. The estimate density is 12 233 inhabitants per km².
The Cap Vert peninsula is located in the Atlantic Sudan zone and has a "subcanarian" mild climate. Two (...)