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Future changes in rainfall associated with ENSO, IOD and changes in the mean state over Eastern Africa

This study examines the projected changes in the characteristics of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in terms of mean state, intensity and frequency, and associated rainfall anomalies over eastern …

10 May 2018 Read More
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Greater Horn of Africa Climate and Food Security Atlas

The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate-related risks, appearing through highly variable and erratic rainfall together with rising temperatures, droughts and floods that have increased in frequency …

02 Apr 2018 Read More
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Magnitudes of Climate Variability and Changes over the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya between 1961 and 2013 Period

The magnitude and trend of temperature and rainfall extremes as indicators of climate variability and change were investigated in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya using in-situ measurements and gridded climate proxy datasets, …

14 Feb 2018 Read More
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Characterization of the Sahelian-Sudan rainfall based on observations and regional climate models

The African Sahel region is known to be highly vulnerable to climate variability and change. We analyze rainfall in the Sahelian Sudan in terms of distribution of rain-days and amounts, and examine whether regional climate …

05 Dec 2017 Read More
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Temperature and heat in informal settlements in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya exhibits a wide variety of micro-climates and heterogeneous surfaces. Paved roads and high-rise buildings interspersed with low vegetation typify the central business district, while large neighborhoods of informal settlements or “slums” are characterized …

07 Nov 2017 Read More
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Improved Seasonal Prediction of Rainfall over East Africa for Application in Agriculture: Statistical Downscaling of CFSv2 and GFDL-FLOR

Statistically downscaled forecasts of October–December (OND) rainfall are evaluated over East Africa from two general circulation model (GCM) seasonal prediction systems. The method uses canonical correlation analysis to relate variability in predicted large-scale rainfall (characterizing, …

29 Aug 2017 Read More
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Investigating the Homogeneity of Monthly Rainfall Records in Kenya

Homogenization of climate data is of major importance because non-climatic factors make available data unrepresentative of the actual climate variation, and thus the conclusions of climatic and hydrological studies are potentially biased. A great deal …

31 May 2016 Read More
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Empirical Relationships between Banana Yields and Climate Variability over Uganda

Variations in weather and climate have a significant impact on rain-fed banana yields in East Africa. This study examined empirical linkages between banana yields and variations in rainfall and temperature over Uganda for the historical …

31 Mar 2016 Read More
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Teleconnection responses in multi-GCM driven CORDEX RCMs over Eastern Africa

The ability of climate models to simulate atmospheric teleconnections provides an important basis for the use and analysis of climate change projections. This study examines the ability of COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment models, with …

08 Jul 2015 Read More