DMF paper: SRM temperature and precipitation in Africa

DMF Team Côte d’Ivoire

Influence of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on temperature mean and precipitation extremes indices in Africa – International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, S. Obahoundje, V. H. N’Guessan-Bi, A. Diedhiou, B. Kravitz, J. C. Moore


Climate change is leading to increasing temperature extremes around the world, and Africa is particularly vulnerable to this trend – as well as extremes of precipitation, which can lead to floods or droughts.

Salomon Obahoundje, a climatology PhD student at Felix Houphouet-Boigny University in Côte d’Ivoire, set out to explore how SRM would affect these extremes in Africa, compared to a generally warmer world without SRM.

The study examined how SRM would reduce temperatures, but would also have variable effects on precipitation that warrant further research – paving the way towards future research.