Research Papers/Topics in Climate Change

Climate Model Simulation and Projections of Precipitation Changes Over West Africa

ABSTRACT Changes in precipitation characteristics have been identified to exert profound socio-economic consequences over West Africa. This study analysed climate model simulation and projections of precipitation changes over West Africa using the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM with Lat-Lon resolution of 1.89° by 2.5°). The skill of the model in reproducing the observed precipitation was evaluated for the present-day (1980-2005), its bias and relationship was determined using satellit...

Assessing The Vulnerability of Coastal Communities to The Impacts of Climate Change: A Case Study of the Anloga Community

ABSTRACT  In recent years, global warming/climate change has caused many glaciers to melt with the subsequent rising of sea levels. This has put many coastal communities all over the world especially those in developing countries at risk. The vulnerability of these communities to the impacts of climate change depends on many factors including environmental and socio-economic factors. This study sought to assess the vulnerability of coastal communities in Ghana to the impacts of climate chang...

Effects Of Climate Variability On Dodder Invasion, Distribution And Management In Belgut Area Of Kericho County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Parasitic weeds are plants that have evolutionarily lost autotrophic way of life during their development stages. Dodder, a plant of the Cuscuta species, is one such invasive parasitic weed with a wide range of world geographic distribution and host diversity. In Kenya, dodder is common in counties at the Coast, Central, Nyanza, Western and Rift valley. The plant is alleged to parasitize on a variety of perennial crops, wild and domesticated trees and shrubs thus affecting host vigo...