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.
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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
“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
“The overall capacity for Africa to adapt to climate change is very low”
200 hPa zonal winds- Tropical Easterly Jet- (TEJ)
700 hPa zonal winds - African Easterly Jet (AEJ)
African Easterly waves
Meridional temperature gradient
Sea Level pressure fields.
Why does the Sahara warm more with elevated GHGs?