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Study aims to better predict West African climate

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:35

ENP Newswire - 09 December 2013 Release date- 06122013 - An international team of scientists have begun a major investigation into the complex meteorology of West Africa including how rapidly increasing air pollution is affecting the monsoon. The EUR9 million EU-funded project, involving 16 organisations from six countries, aims to develop new models to enable better weather predictions and longer-term climate projections for the region. The researchers will investigate the whole chain from the impact of natural and manmade emissions to impacts on climate, ecosystems and health. ' Southern West Africa has witnessed the largest population increase globally in recent years, characterised by massive urbanisation along the coast and agricultural areas immediately following inland,' said Professor Hugh Coe , who leads one of the teams within The University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences . Full Article

Source:  ENP Newswire