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Rainfall dynamics and change in East Africa

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East Africa is vulnerable to changes in rainfall because of its reliance on agriculture, which supports livelihoods and drives economic development, combined with reduced adaptive capacity. Historical rainfall conditions have included an overall drying trend in the March to May season, called the long rains, as well as extreme flooding events. However, the mechanisms controlling rainfall variability in East Africa are not yet fully understood, and global climate models do not have adequate re...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Research group:
Climate Research Laboratory
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8825-0183

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0001-9315-580X
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Programme:
Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research
Grant:
NE/L002621/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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