The main objective of the paper is to analyze the cyclical structure of style indices and of selected economic time series. Interannual variations in African rainfall are examined using rotated principal component analysis (PCA) applied to anomalies from the annual mean as well as seasonal anomalies. number of bed thickness at a time) is proposed here for determining asymmetric cycles in turbidite successions, Interannual rainfall variations in equatorial East Africa are tightly linked to the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), with more rain and flooding during El Niño and droughts in La Niña years, both having severe impacts on human habitation and food security. Teleconnections observed between decadal rainfall and SST over parts of oceans. Meanwhile, the Hadley circulation (HC) induced by the SSTA associated with ENSO exhibits the symmetric mode during SON and asymmetric mode in MAM. Epub 2012 Feb 27. The climatic commonality throughout the region is the frequent occurrence of drought severe enough to incapacitate the population. This is consistent with numerous studies of rainfall variability in the region (e.g., Nicholson 1986). Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. Climate is changing at an alarming rate threatening the critical pillars for environmental, social and economic development. Eastern Africa is characterized by high spatio-temporal rainfall variability as it spans over 30 degrees of latitude (across the equator). Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. = 787.929) during the period under Taking the country average, rainfall variability on annual time scale is higher in Kenya (anomalies up to −120 and + 230 mm) and Tanzania (up to ±250 mm) and lower in Ethiopia (Fig. These climatic zones respond differently to climate change signals. 10.1175/1520-0493(1979)107<1133:RVIA>2.0.CO;2, Trends and variability in African long-term precipitation, Observed climate variability over Chad using multiple observational and reanalysis datasets, Changes in Rainfall and Surface Temperature Over Lower Jubba, Somalia, Sensitivity Study of WRF Simulations over Tanzania for Extreme Events during Wet and Dry Seasons, The influence of ENSO on the upper warm temperature anomaly formation associated with the March–May heavy rainfall events in Tanzania, Projected Climatic and Hydrologic Changes to Lake Victoria Basin Rivers under Three RCP Emission Scenarios for 2015–2100 and Impacts on the Water Sector. Adamson f and Dominic R. Kniveton g A Ljung Box test statistic of 47.207 with a normalised BIC of 6.420 and a Root Mean Square error of 24.16 supported by a probability value of 0.001 show that the fitted model is appropriate for the data. This work aims at detecting to what extent the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) modulation influences the upper warm temperature anomaly (UWTA) formation in Tanzania during March to May (MAM) season of 1980–2010. To assess an acceleration/deceleration of the precipitation increase/decrease, trend magnitude (mm/year) over the period 1991–2015 was subtracted from that of 1965–1990 to obtain Slope Difference (SD, mm/year). Analyses of rainfall variability utilized rainfall anomaly index, coefficients of variance, and probability analyses. Usually, the designer has access to a finite number of examples from this environment: the training set. Large-scale forcing was apparent for three of the regions, with wet (dry) conditions being associated with positive Mountain dominated areas (as Uttarakhand state) are specific ecosystems, distinguished by their diversity, sensitivity and intricacy. rainfall variability in southern Africa: Livelihood impacts & Network response David Love, WaterNet a future SADC Subsidiary institution. method (taking a, The time series of average monthly sunspot numbers during 1900-1992 is studied by using power spectral analysis. NLM Similar studies conducted by Bunting et al. All content in this area was uploaded by Laban Ogalo on Jan 16, 2018, ... Actually, most of these studies tended to cover areas where observational rainfall data were available. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. These range from benefits due to improved seasonal rainfall forecasting to reduce the damage of extremes, to improved understanding of existing climate-society interactions to provide insights into the region's vulnerability and adaptive capacity in relation to future climate change. In general, the larger observed cycles (3.5–4.4 years, 5.0 years, 6.0–6.5 years, 7.0–8.0 years and 10.0 years) were weak at the 0.05 significance level. The study is thus critical towards improved early warning system (EWS) through a better understanding of the mechanisms in the climate system responsible for the above average rainfall. This study investigates the spatial-temporal trends and variability of rainfall within East and South Africa (ESA) region. The primary aim for this paper is to examine the pattern of rainfall in the western region of Ghana. Year-round breeding equatorial Larks from three climatically-distinct populations do not use rainfall, temperature or invertebrate biomass to time reproduction. The method has been tested 4 is largely representative of the region as a whole. There are some common features between this group and Group 2, e.g. The rainfall has decreased drastically for almost 3 decades during the dry period resulted into various drought years. The 18-month forecast for the mean actual rainfall and mean returns could show that the fitted model is appropriate for the data and an increasing trend of rainfall for the forecasted period. 2000 Jan 27;403(6768):410-4. doi: 10.1038/35000179. Statistical significance for the proposed methodology was determined on the studied sections both through the Z-value and The slow revival of rainfall is still not good enough for the increase of shrub cover but it favors the gradual reduction of bare land over Chad. The cities in the north (Faya, Abeche, and Ati) receive far less rainfall than those located in southern Chad. Our results indicate that there is indeed cyclical structure in the style indices, dominated by cycles similar to the short Kitchin cycle (3-5 years). Analyses of rainfall variability utilized rainfall anomaly index, coefficients of variance, and probability analyses. The temporal characteristics of rainfall variability in Africa are examined using departure series for 84 regions of the continent and five larger-scale zones. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175275. This article is protected by copyright. 1 Seasonal rainfall variability in southeast Africa during the nineteenth century reconstructed from documentary sources David J. Nash a,b,*, Kathleen Pribyl a, Jørgen Klein c, Raphael Neukom d, Georgina H. Endfield e, George C.D. cyclicity where non-parametric Waldron Test fails. | International Climate Migration: Evidence for the Climate Inhibitor Mechanism and the Agricultural Pathway. According to Ampitiyawatta and Guo 2 , precipitation is a good long-term indicator of changes which impact on Nevertheless, mountains have significant impacts on hydrology, which may further threaten populations living in the mountain areas as well as in adjacent, lowland regions. Interannual rainfall variations in equatorial East Africa are tightly linked to the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), with more rain and flooding during El Niño and droughts in La Niña years, both having severe impacts on human habitation and food security. The study for rainfall concentrated within the two main rainfall seasons namely Gu and Deyr. The time series component found in the model were a trend and random variation. 2005 Nov 29;360(1463):2169-82. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2005.1746. The corresponding daily observations are not as readily available, even though there has been a sufficient number of rain gauges in operation since the midcentury to get a good picture of the spatial pattern of the rainfall regimes for timescales less than 10 days. Hartter J, Stampone MD, Ryan SJ, Kirner K, Chapman CA, Goldman A. PLoS One. The Southern African group has a relatively low rainfall index and a variability that exceeds that of the Sahel. (2015), Giannini et al. The series became stationary after eliminating the unit root by finding the first difference in the amount of rainfall. be used on bed thickness measurement data from any turbidite succession in addition to other tests for identifying asymmetric Southern Africa is characterised by a high degree of rainfall variability aff ecting agriculture among other sectors. Kalisa W, Igbawua T, Henchiri M, Ali S, Zhang S, Bai Y, Zhang J. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 14;9(1):16865. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-53150-0. These cycles are related to economic indicators like in- dustrial production, price indices and interest rates. The analysis includes fitting an auto regression moving average model (ARMA) model for the data. Temperature projections show a substantial increase in the mean annual minimum temperature by 1.3–4.5 °C and warming in the colder season (June to September) by 1.7–2.9 °C under RCP 4.5 and 4.9 °C under RCP 8.5 by 2085. The empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis in this study, revealed the dominant inter‐annual variability mode of the UWTA to be concentrated over the study region. Rainfall and river flows in Africa display high levels of variability across a range of spatial and temporal scales with important consequences for the management of water resource systems. The series was found to be non-stationary which resulted from the presence of a unit root in it. Annual rainfall variability in this Southern Africa is characterised by a high degree of rainfall variability aff ecting agriculture among other sectors. Evidences from tend analyses showed increasing trends in both minimum and maximum temperatures at all locations and all seasons, which is consistent with patterns that have been delineated in many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa. 2001; Conway 2002; Ogutunde et al. The forms of non-randomness which are investigated include linear trends, persistence and quasi-periodic fluctuations. Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland The Southern African group has a relatively low rainfall index and a variability that exceeds that of the Sahel. IPCC among many other past studies have linked global temperature increase worldwide to climate change induced global warming. Four years later, ... 4 and statistical techniques allowing for a temporal and spatial approach. Weather patterns, food security and humanitarian response in sub-Saharan Africa. More researches in this region is needed to develop local scale mitigation strategies and adaptation technology. 2017 May;23(4):e2033. Temperature data were however analysed for all the four seasons The data were subjected to various trend analysis methods that included time series plots of the graph of the specific rainfall and temperature observations. The discussion reflects the complexity of linkages between climate, environment and society in the region and highlights implications for natural-resources management. Spatial distribution of rainfall in Bangladesh is shown in Figure 1(a). Patterns and perceptions of climate change in a biodiversity conservation hotspot. Few significant trends that were delineated at some locations were not spatially consistent over large areas. The impacts vary from droughts, floods, storms, coastal inundation, ecosystem degradation, heat waves, wild fires, epidemics, and even conflicts over land. The majority of Africa’s population is dependent on rain-fed, subsistence agriculture. That is nominal daily rainfall recorded (1485) aggregated into monthly rainfall value (99 data point). Assuming the generating process to be purely random, the prominent cycles revealed by the spectral analysis were 2.0–2.5 years and 2.7–3.3 years. Model simulations with combinations of Lin et al. variability in Africa [11,13,18]. No long-term trends in African rainfall are evident. Variation in sub-trends of the East African precipitation was found to be driven by changes in Sea Surface Temperature (SST) of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This latter season is associated with the process of oceanic moisture transfer to the mainland (the West African Monsoon). To demonstrate this new trend, a detailed regional analysis of rainfall evolution is conducted. Reduced interannual rainfall variability in East Africa during the last ice age. interval (number of bed thickness taken for calculation) chosen for the sliding skewness calculation. This study concerns the West African Sahel. (2003), Nicholson (2001), Nicholson and Selato (2000), Nicholson (2000), Janowiak (1988), and, ... A number of these rainfall products are of short-term period. Climate variability and malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa. Building Capacity for Water Resources Management in Southern Africa Food insecurity even in normal years. managing risks to food production from multiple stressors, including rainfall variability, have increased substantially in Africa since the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). | Although shifts in rainfall and weather patterns are occurring worldwide, Barrios et al (2008) found that agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa is, relative to other developing countries, particularly sensitive to weather variability Ndithia HK, Matson KD, Versteegh MA, Muchai M, Tieleman BI. thickening-up) in turbidite successions, often fails to offer convincing results either when bed thickness distribution is Here, we apply Vector Autoregressive Moving Average models with eXogenous variables (VARMAX) statistical models to project hydrological discharge for 23 river catchments for the 2015–2100 period, under three representative concentration pathways (RCPs), namely RCPs 2.6, 4.5, and 8.5. neural-network applications.  for South Africa, Ogallo, Nicholson and Entekhabi. The Sahelian climate is characterized by a long dry season and a rainy season which starts in June and ends in September–October. The aim of this study is to characterize annual and seasonal rainfall and annual temperature variability, and to measure trends on both the spatial and the temporal scale for ten selected stations in the Tana basin region, Ethiopia. The decrease of monsoon rainfall during the dry period reduces the C4 cover drastically; this reduction of C4 grass cover leads to increase of C3 grass cover. In particular, droughts became more intense andwidespread. Building Capacity for Water Resources Management in Southern Africa Building Capacity for Water Resources Management in Southern Africa. African precipitation trends are commonly analyzed using short-term data observed over small areas. Time series of annual rainfall for 69 stations in Africa were analyzed for trends and periodicities. Focussing on former Natal and Zululand (now KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), this study presents the first combined annual and seasonal reconstruction of rainfall variability over southeast Africa for the 19th century. This study analyzed changes in long-term (1901–2015) annual and seasonal precipitation of high spatial (0.5° × 0.5° grid) resolution covering the entire African continent. While zonal variations are evident (e.g., Nicholson and Palao, 1993, Nicholson, 2005, Lebel and Ali, 2009), the time series presented in Fig. This study has examined rainfall variability in five sectors of western equatorial Africa during the AMJ season. The temperature increases at a rate of 0.15 °C/decade during the entire period of analysis. ARMA (1, 1) which has all parameters significant was fitted for the data and found to be the most suitable model for the conditional mean. Time series of annual rainfall for 69 stations in Africa were analyzed for trends and periodicities. Rainfall data used extended from 1981-2015, while those of temperature 1981-2012. Nature. The flow trajectories reveal no systematic trends but suggest marked inter-annual variation, primarily in the timing and magnitude of discharge peaks and lows. Trend analysis showed that most of the annual series indicate some forms of oscillations rather than any particular trend. Research in the group aims to provide a more solid understanding of climate processes in key rainfall regions such as southern Africa, central Africa/Congo Basin, East Africa and the Sahel. Trends Parasitol. The sample include January to September pattern of the amount of rainfall, for the years 2006 to 2016. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! An R2 = 0.532 indicates that about 53% of the variations seen in the pattern of rainfall recorded for the period is being explained by the fitted model. This research is to improve the forecasting skill over Tanzania by providing suitable combinations of physical parameterization schemes and horizontal grid spacing of the Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) model for daily forecasting over Tanzania. These periodicities have the same. USA.gov. Application of the sliding skewness methodology reveals thinning-upward Through learning the network weights are adapted to meet the requirements of the environment. 2013 Oct;94:66-77. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.007. The UWTA has known to influence heavy rainfall events (HREs) through enhanced vertical uplift and deepening surface low pressure. adshelp[at]cfa.harvard.edu The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A Rainfall variability in the Sahel (sector D) is relatively homogeneous over a large area, extending across the continent. ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any references for this publication. This study examined the extent of seasonal rainfall variability, drought occurrence, and the efficacy of interpolation techniques in eastern Kenya. 6, Fig. Rainfall is … The results of this study indicated a declining trend of rainfall in monsoon season for seven out of thirteen districts of Uttarakhand state. It is proposed that the result (thickening or thinning upward) is invariant with the Validation of these interpolation methods was evaluated by comparing the modelled/generated rainfall … In West Africa the datasets used in diagnostic studies are usually 10-day or monthly accumulations. Changes in sub-trends of the South African precipitation correspond to anomalies in SST from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. A popular learning strategy is on-line learning: at each learning step one of the patterns is drawn from the training set and presented to the network leading to a learning step of the form Deltaw(n) = w(n + 1) Gamma w(n) = jf(w(n); x(n)) ; (1) with w(n) the weight vector at iteration step n, j the learning parameter, x(n) the presented training pattern, and f(Delta; Del... relationship of proton emission with solar activity. This study concerns the West African Sahel. Southern Africa is subject to high inter annual rainfall variability and the factors influencing southern African rainfall are not fully understood. However, closeexamination reveals that rainfall variability in Southern Africa has experiencedsignificant modifications, especially in the recent decades. relation with variations of solar constant and solar radiation reaching the Earth's atmosphere in the last solar cycle. Variability in future river discharge ranges from 5–267%, increases with emission intensity, and is the highest in rivers in the southern and south eastern parts of the basin. This study has examined rainfall variability in five sectors of western equatorial Africa during the AMJ season. Variability in sub-trends of the West African precipitation is linked to changes in SST of the Atlantic Ocean. eCollection 2017. In this research, daily rainfall variability over southern Africa is investigated to determine the relations between rainfall, rainfall frequency, and amount of rain per rain day. For the March–May precipitation, positive SD values were obtained in the Western part of Southern Africa. This note examines the effects of climate variability on natural-resources management in East Africa. 1) have similar total annual rainfall, but west Africa has much more intense rainfall events within a much shorter rainy … Rainfall variability in Congo-Brazzaville: 1932–2007 Gaston Samba a * and Dominique Nganga b a Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes en Environnement (CREE), ´Ecole Normale Sup´erieure, Universit´e Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, R´epublique asymmetric cycles in both of these sections, which corroborate with the field observations and paleoenvironmental interpretations. In summary, rainfall is recovering from a dry regime and temperature is rising over all the major cities of Chad. Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. Spline, Kriging, and inverse distance weighting interpolation techniques were assessed using daily rainfall data and digital elevation model using ArcGIS. dry years in 1973, 1982, 1983 and 1992, but also notable differences, for instance in 1985 and 1993. Results are consistent with those from some past studies in the region. | Thus, the continent was, on average, recently (from 1991 to 2015) wetter than it was over the period 1965–1990. 2005. This is followed by the analysis of daily rainfall variability during the 10 wettest and driest years. In addition, various studies try to find the behavior of rainfall over African continent. Interannual variabilityhas increased since the late 1960s. doi: 10.1002/psp.2033. However, an increasing trend was observed in Haridwar and Udhamsingh Nagar districts for summer season rainfall. Seasonal persistence of anomalies is also considered. Current observations in the three countries of central Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) are not consistent with these predictions.  for West Africa, Rodhe and Virji  for east Africa, Tyson et al. Several studies have adduced extreme rainfall to be the major cause of flood worldwide. This study examines the interannual variability of rainfall in western equatorial Africa and its links to sea‐surface temperatures (SSTs). Diagnosis of Seasonal Rainfall Variability over East Africa… Vol. Rainfall in Bangladesh varies from 1400 mm in the west to more than 4300 mm in the east of the country. The bimodal rainfall regime in much of East Africa brings rainy seasons from March to May and October to December with greater interannual variability from October to December. 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