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Deep Convection over Africa: annual cycle, ENSO, and trends in the hotspots

Neil Hart, Richard Washington, Ross Maidment

Africa is one of the three key regions of deep convection in the global tropics. There is a wealth of information on the intensity, variability and change of convection and associated rainfall in regions across the continent but almost all…

African Climate Risks Conference 2019 - Conference Report

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Held under the theme ‘Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions,’ the first African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC), provided an open platform for sharing the latest climate research in Africa among researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and development partners. Recognizing…

Key messages from the UMFULA project

UMFULA team

UMFULA has addressed questions of climate science, climate impacts and decision-making processes for adaptation, including: How does the climate of central and southern Africa work? And how well do climate models represent the key processes responsible for climate? How might the climate…

Implications of improved representation of convection for the East Africa water budget using a convection permitting model

Declan L. Finney, John H. Marsham, Lawrence S. Jackson, Elizabeth J. Kendon, David P. Rowell, Penelope M. Boorman, Richard J. Keane, Rachel A. Stratton and Catherine A. Senior

The precipitation and diabatic heating resulting from moist convection make it a key component of the atmospheric water budget in the tropics. With convective parametrisation being a known source of uncertainty in global models, convection-permitting (CP) models are increasingly being…

Co-production in African weather and climate services

Suzanne Carter, Anna Steynor, Katharine Vincent, Emma Visman, Katinka Lund Waagsaether, Julio Araujo, Fiona Percy, Madeleine Thomson

Co-production is being used to improve the quality of weather and climate services and to encourage better use of these services in a range of decisions across many sectors. The key to a co-production approach is bringing together the producers of weather…

Evidence of crop production losses in West Africa due to historical global warming in two crop models

Benjamin Sultan, Dimitri Defrance and Toshichika Iizumi

Achieving food security goals in West Africa will depend on the capacity of the agricultural sector to feed the rapidly growing population and to moderate the adverse impacts of climate change. Indeed, a number of studies anticipate a reduction of…

Creating useful and usable weather and climate information - insights from Participatory Scenario Planning in Malawi

Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema, Katharine Vincent and Rebecka Henriksson Malinga

For weather and climate information to be used at the grassroots level, it needs to be effectively interpreted and communicated so that it is both useful and usable. The gap between producers and users, however, has typically not been filled.…

Working paper: An Embedded Researcher approach to integrate climate information into decision making in southern African cities: lessons from FRACTAL

Lulu Pretorius; Anna Taylor; Kornelia N Iipinge; Brenda Mwalukanga; Hecrálito Mucavele; Rudo Mamombe; Sandra Zenda; Alice McClure

There is often a disconnection or gap between scientific knowledge and the implementation of actions aimed at addressing related problems. This gap is especially evident in fields with complex interactions between a multitude of factors and actors, such as sustainability…

Press release: Climate change information needed for East African decision-making: Hon James Acidri (Uganda Member of Parliament) and Bob Natifu (Uganda Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change) open the HyCRISTAL “Research into Policy” Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 21-22 May 2019.

John Marsham, Beth Mackay, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, Dave Rowell, Barbara Evans, David Macdonald, Ros Cornforth

“Climate Change is already affecting our society and all regions of Uganda,” said Mr. Bob Natifu (Uganda Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change). His keynote address left attendees at the final annual HyCRISTAL (Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods…

Press release: Met Office leads ground-breaking research collaboration on modelling African climate, showing enhanced future changes in wet and dry extremes

Jean-Pierre Roux, Zablone Owiti, Beth Mackay, Elizabeth Kendon, Cath Senior, Dave Rowell, John Marsham, Rachel James, Wilfried Pokam

A 4-year investment into one of the most ambitious research collaborations to date that focuses on African climate has delivered far-reaching results to advance international climate science. The international collaboration, led by the Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service, has developed the first…