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Tectonic Dynamics in the African Rift Valley and Climate Change  

Uwe Ring

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Jan 2018
The East African Rift System (EARS) transecting the high-elevation East African plateau is one of the most outstanding rift systems on earth. Rifting was caused by a huge uprising mantle ... More

Multiple Equilibria in the Climate System  

Henk A. Dijkstra

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Jan 2018
The idea that under the same external forcing conditions, the climate system is able to have several (statistical) equilibrium states is both fascinating and worrying: fascinating because ... More

Climate of Eastern Africa  

Pierre Camberlin

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Jan 2018
Eastern Africa, classically presented as a major dry climate anomaly region in the otherwise wet equatorial belt, is a transition zone between the monsoon domains of West Africa and the ... More

Climate Change Scenarios and African Climate Change  

Kerry H. Cook

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Jan 2018
Accurate projections of climate change under increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels are needed to evaluate the environmental cost of anthropogenic emissions, and to guide mitigation ... More

Atmospheric Blocking in Observation and Models  

Stefano Tibaldi and Franco Molteni

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Jan 2018
The atmospheric circulation in the mid-latitudes of both hemispheres is usually dominated by westerly winds and by planetary-scale and shorter-scale synoptic waves, moving mostly from west ... More

Adaptation to Current and Future Climate in Pastoral Communities Across Africa  

Edna Wangui

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Jan 2018
Pastoralists around the world are exposed to climate change and increasing climate variability. Various downscaled regional climate models in Africa support community reports of rising ... More

The Climate Change Regime  

Philipp Pattberg and Oscar Widerberg

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Dec 2017
In 1992, when the international community agreed on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the science of climate change was under development, global ... More

The Development of Climate Science of the Baltic Sea Region  

Anders Omstedt

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Nov 2017
Dramatic climate changes have occurred in the Baltic Sea region caused by changes in orbital movement in the earth–sun system and the melting of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet. Added to these ... More

Climatic Changes and Cultural Responses During the African Humid Period Recorded in Multi-Proxy Data  

David McGee and Peter B. deMenocal

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Nov 2017
The expansion and intensification of summer monsoon precipitation in North and East Africa during the African Humid Period (AHP; c. 15,000–5,000 years before present) is recorded by a wide ... More

Climate of Southern Africa  

C.J.C. Reason

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Nov 2017
Southern Africa extends from the equator to about 34°S and is essentially a narrow, peninsular land mass bordered to its south, west, and east by oceans. Its termination in the mid-ocean ... More

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