Extreme weather events and drought in the MENA region under SRM
The team co-led by Dr Karami and Dr Abolfazl Rezaei is researching how SRM could impact the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) future climate. The arid region has limited water availability and a growing population, and it is highly vulnerable to changes in storm tracks or extreme weather events such as dust storms. The project builds on the team’s pioneering work that explored how climatic parameters of the region could significantly change under global warming and some SRM scenarios.
Dr Khalil Karami (PI)
University of Leipzig, Germany
Dr Khalil Karami completed his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany where his main focus was on the middle atmospheric physics and dynamics and the top-down coupling of the middle atmosphere to the troposphere. He is currently a research fellow at the University of Leipzig. He is particularly interested in the role of atmospheric waves – from their generation to their propagation and their breaking – in the large-scale dynamics and circulation of the atmosphere.
Abolfazl Rezaei (Co-PI)
Department of Earth Sciences, IASBS
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran
Seyed Vahid Mousavi
Center for Research in Climate Change and Global Warming, IASBS