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Table 1 Mean air and water temperatures in one lowland and two highland sites in western Kenya

From: Relevant microclimate for determining the development rate of malaria mosquitoes and possible implications of climate change

  Air temperature
(°C)
Water temperature
(°C)
   small-sized pool medium-sized pool large-sized pool
Kisian (LL) 23.4 ± 0.251 27.1 ± 0.2 38 27.6 ± 0.1 39 27.7 ± 0.1 40
Lyanaginga (HL) 19.4 ± 0.131 23.9 ± 0.2 30 24.1 ± 0.2 30 24.6 ± 0.1 30
Fort Ternan (HL) 19.3 ± 0.131 24.3 ± 0.2 15* 24.7 ± 0.1 29 25.1 ± 0.1 30
  1. Standard error of the mean is given, LL indicates lowland area, HL highland area. Numbers in superscript indicate the number of days used in the analysis; the asterisk indicates a low number due to temporary failure of the thermistors during short periods in the early mornings, when the minimum water temperature is normally recorded