Welcome to the June 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA.
Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA.
A new, fine-grained climate model designed for Africa, which better catches the details of air currents driving rainfall and storm activity across the continent, is producing more robust future projections for overall rainfall and high-impact extreme rain events than previous models.
Climate researchers from Africa and the UK discuss African climate model evaluation at LaunchPAD workshop
From 24 - 28 February LaunchPAD held its first workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, which brought together climate researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Yaounde I, University of Nairobi, University of Cape Town, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the Met Office.
The computer models which scientists use to project future shifts in climate have mainly been developed by scientists outside of Africa. Scientists therefore have limited understanding of how these tools represent the conditions that are unique to different regions on the African continent.A new network of climate scientists in Africa and the United Kingdom hopes to address this, by fast-tracking model development which will improve the understanding of how these tools represent climate processes in African regions. These researchers will collaborate through the Climate Model Evaluation Hub for Africa.
We are excited to share with you Future Climate for Africa's final newsletter for 2019 showcasing the recent work of FCFA in what has been a busy and productive last few months.
The Future Climate for Africa programme has made substantial progress in understanding the African climate and has developed methodologies to evaluate the regional climate processes and impact-relevant indices which matter locally. LaunchPAD has been established to build upon these novel findings and methods to extend the work to more regions and systems, and to embed tools into automated software that will fast-track the understanding of how well climate models simulate climate dynamics in African regions.
Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter
A key output of Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) projects has been focusing on capacity development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) through consortium, cross-consortia and external initiatives. It is hoped that through these initiatives ECRs will have increased knowledge, capacity and skills to enhance their development and/or use of climate information.
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter