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 […]

DMF paper: SRM effect on sea surface temperatures

dmf benin team paper

DMF Team Benin Paper Response of the Equatorial Atlantic Cold Tongue to Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering – Aerosol Science and Engineering – Y. W. Pomalegni, C. Y. Da-Allada, Z. Sohou, E. Baloïtcha, E. A. Alamou, F. M. Awo, F. Bonou, I. Biao, E. Obada, J. E. Zandagba, S. Tilmes & P. J. Irvine Summary While SRM […]

New DMF paper: SRM and drought in Africa

DMF Team South Africa Paper Potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on droughts over major river basins in Africa – Climatic Change – Babatunde J. Abiodun, Romaric C. Odoulami, Windmanagda Sawadogo, Olumuyiwa A. Oloniyo, Abayomi A. Abatan, Mark New, Christopher Lennard, Pinto Izidine, Temitope S. Egbebiyi & Douglas G. MacMartin Summary Drought is intensifying across […]

Proceedings: US National Academies workshop on SRM research governance

In September 2019, our Project Director Andy Parker was invited to present to the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s panel on SRM governance. His comments were published recently in the session proceedings. Reflecting on his experiences working on SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative), Andy argued that building developing country capacity to evaluate SRM should be […]

First SRM study from the MENA region

The Iran Degrees Modelling Fund team just published their first study in Geophysical Research Letters, exploring how SRM could affect storm tracks in the MENA region. Analysing modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM could partially offset the poleward shift of storm tracks induced by global warming, and thus reduce some water […]

First SRM study from an LDC

Today, the Benin Degrees Modelling Fund team published their first paper in Earth’s Future, exploring how SRM could affect the West African monsoon. Using modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM would reduce climate-caused disruptions to rainfall in the Northern Sahel and Southern Sahel. However, it also finds that SRM would […]