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 […]

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 […]

First SRM study in Latin America

DMF Team Argentina Paper La Plata Basin Hydroclimate Response to Solar Radiation Modification with Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – Frontiers in Climate, Ines Camilloni, Natalia Montroull, Carla Gulizia and Ramiro I. Saurral Summary The La Plata Basin (LPB) is the fifth largest freshwater basin in the world, and a crucial source for 160 million people in […]

DMF paper: The effect of SRM on malaria risk

DMF Team Bangladesh Paper Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries – Nature Communications, C.J. Carlson, R. Colwell, M. S. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, A. Robock, S. J. Ryan, M. S. Alam, C. H. Trisos Summary For billions of people, one of the most urgent impacts of climate change will be the spread […]

DMF paper: SRM and meteorological droughts in West Africa

DMF Team Benin Paper Impact of Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on meteorological droughts in West Africa – Atmosphere, A. E. Alamou, E. Obada, E. I. Biao, E. B. J. Zandagba, C. Y. Da-Allada, F. K. Bonou, E. Baloïtcha, S. Tilmes, P. J. Irvine Summary Climate change is making droughts and floods more frequent, and for West […]