Publication: Chapter on SRM and cocoa production in Nigeria

The 2018 South African Degrees Modelling Fund team has published a new book chapter with Temitope Egbebiyi as the lead author. The chapter models the impacts of both climate change and solar radiation modification (SRM) on cocoa production in Nigeria.

DMF paper: Exploring SRM’s impact on temperature and precipitation in South Africa

South Africa, Cape Town taken during a day pass by the Expedition 40 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), 2014. Photo Credit: NASA The 2018 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Chris Lennard at the University of Cape Town has published the research from their student Trisha Patel’s master’s dissertation […]

DMF paper: Iran team explores the impact of global warming and SRM on La Niña & El Niño

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Sea surface temperature anomaly, sea-surface temperatures in May 2022 and May 2023 compared to a reference period 1985–1993. Credits: ESA (Data source: NOAA) The climate system responds to changing temperatures in various ways, including fairly periodic changes between warm and cold conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean (El Niño and La Niña), but also, the […]

DMF paper: Benin team explores impact of SRM on sea surface temperature

West Africa around the Guld of Guinea – ENVISAT (2012). Credit: ESA A team of DMF-funded scientists in Benin found that SRM could reduce the impacts of global warming on sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Guinea, both due to a reduction of solar radiation, and also due to its effect on wind patterns. […]

DMF paper: Southeast Asia team explores SRM impact on rainfall

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Palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia – Copernicus Sentinel-2 (2019) Credit: ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO. A DMF-funded team in Indonesia with members from across Southeast Asia – including Malaysia and Vietnam – have published new research on the impacts of solar radiation modification (SRM) on floods and droughts in the region. The paper’s […]

DECIMALS fund changed to the Degrees Modelling Fund

DECIMALS name change to degrees modelling fund

As SRMGI has become the Degrees Initiative, the name of our modelling fund has changed too and the DECIMALS Fund will now be known as the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF). The DMF will be doing everything that DECIMALS did – supporting teams of scientists in the Global South as they explore how SRM could affect […]

DMF researcher Inés Camilloni gives TEDx talk

Professor Inés Camilloni, who leads the Degrees Modelling Fund’s research project at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, appealed for more research into the potential drawbacks and benefits of SRM in her TEDxRiodelaPlata talk: Geoingeniería solar:¿quién controla el termostato de la Tierra? (Solar geoengineering: who controls the Earth’s thermostat?). She explained why stratospheric aerosol […]

DMF paper: SRM temperature and precipitation in Africa

DMF Team Côte d’Ivoire Paper 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 Summary Climate change is leading to increasing temperature extremes around the world, and Africa is […]