GCM Scenarios for Regional Studies over West Africa. Gregory S. Jenkins Department of Meteorology Penn State University. “Africa is Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change.” IPCC 2001.
Gregory S. Jenkins
Department of Meteorology
Penn State University
“Impact of particular concern that are of particular concern to Africa are related to water resources, food production, human health, desertification and coastal zones especially in relation to extreme events.”IPCC 2001
A1B scenario change is very low”
200 hPa zonal winds- Tropical Easterly Jet- (TEJ) change is very low”
700 hPa zonal winds - African Easterly Jet (AEJ)
African Easterly waves
Meridional temperature gradient
Sea Level pressure fields.West African Features examined for 20-21st century simulations
Why does the Sahara warm more with elevated GHGs?