ASSESSMENT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM FOSSIL FUEL CONSUMPTION IN KENYA

A national inventory of GHGs provides the critical data that can help in assesing the contribution of a country on the universal global warming. Continuous updating of these inventories help in drawing policies for effective management and mitigation of GHG emissions and the impacts of climate change. This paper gives an assessment of GHGs resulting from consumption of fossil fuels (in this case petroleum products) over Kenya. READ MORE

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MAJOR CLIMATE MONITORING INDICES AND THEIR CONNECTION WITH RAINFALL IN SOUTHERN PART OF TANZANIA

In this study the relationship between some of the major climate monitoring indices and their connection with seasonal rainfall in Southern regions of Tanzania were investigated.

This study uses monthly data for rainfall over the years from 1961-2014 from four synoptic stations namely Iringa, Mtwara, Songea and Mbeya, The major indices data are SOI, IOD,  cdcENSO and cpcENSO from 1990 to 2013 and were downloaded from ECMWF and NCEP. READ MORE

INVESTIGATING THE PRESENCE OF POLLUTION IN LAKE VICTORIA WITH CLOSE REFERENCE TO FISHERY

Water is an essential resource in life. The world is covered with water upto 75%.Among the water masses are lakes. Lake Victoria being the second largest fresh water lake in the world has an area of about 69000sqkm. It is found in the heart of east Africa shared by three raprian countries. About 35 million people depend on it for survival. READ MORE

DROUGHT ASSESSMENT IN MAKUENI COUNTY

Drought events remain a major threat to lives and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) due

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL ON TEA PRODUCTION IN KISII COUNTY

Tea is one of the major cash crops grown in Kenya. It is the leading foreign exchange earner. It

IDENTIFICATION OF RAINFALL REGIMES OVER WESTERN KENYA

Rainfall is one of the meteorological parameter which is very importantas far as the welfare of both human beings and animals is concerned. Without rain, things like agriculture;that is both
crop and animal husbandry will be at risk which in turn threatens living styles ofboth human and animals.

EFFECTS OF CATCHMENT DEFORESTRATION ON THE SPARTIAL TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION OF RAINFALL AROUND THE ABERDARES FOREST

Land-use change is related to climate change as both a causal factor and a major way in which the effects of climate change are expressed. As a causal factor, land use influences the flux of mass and energy, and as land-cover patterns change, these fluxes are altered. READ MORE

IMPACTS OF RAINFALL ON FLAMINGO MIGRATION IN LAKE NAKURU AND BOGORIA

The reliability of flamingo migration information is necessary for effective planning of some economic activities like tourism. Therefore this study was done with a reason of getting scientific knowledge and how OND rainfall affects the migration of these birds. This information can be of great help to various disciplines of a Nation like the government, hotels and lodging investors, tourism industry and also KWS. READ MORE

METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE ANALOGUE YEAR DETECTION BY PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS

The paper presents a qualitative methodology for detecting analogues from temperature climatological data. With monthly records of temperature over various synoptic stations over Kenya, PCA is done in temporal mode-years as variable, for every individual station (station fixed) months are then taken as observations for each year. READ MORE

ASSESSING DROUGHT IN KENYA

This research has been done to investigate the characteristics of drought in Kenya from the year 1964 to 2015 .The findings show that drought is an extended period in which there is lack of fresh water due to high temperatures and low soil moisture accompanied by strong windsMeteorological drought is the extended period of months or years which precipitation is less than the annual average and often results in severe water scarcityRainfall data for stations in Kenya has been used to carry out the research and find out its relation to drought.Time series have been computed

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