CR Special 8

Climate Research Vol. 17, No. 2 (2001)

Africa and Global Climate Change

 

Published: August 15, 2001

Guest Editor: Paul V. Desanker


This CR SPECIAL presents the latest climate change research for Africa. In particular it reports how climate has varied from palaeo time periods to the present, and what changes might be expected in the 21st century. Carbon, water and desertification are also discussed. Ideas are put forward for advancing national and regional integrated assessment models that will help incorporate climate change analysis and prediction in aspects of sustainable development, and that contribute to IPCC assessments.


TITLE PAGE

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PREFACE

 

Hassan Virji, Brent Yarnal

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INTRODUCTION

 

Desanker PV, Justice CO

Africa and global climate change: critical issues and suggestions for further research and integrated assessment modeling

CR 17:93-103 Full article in pdf format

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

Olago DO

Vegetation changes over palaeo-time scales in Africa

CR 17:105-121 Full article in pdf format

 

Nicholson SE

Climatic and environmental change in Africa during the last two centuries

CR 17:123-144 Full article in pdf format

 

Hulme M, Doherty R, Ngara T, New M, Lister D

African climate change: 1900-2100

CR 17:145-168 Full article in pdf format

 

Semazzi FHM, Song Y

A GCM study of climate change induced by deforestation in Africa

CR 17:169-182 Full article in pdf format

 

Cao M, Zhang Q, Shugart HH

Dynamic responses of African ecosystem carbon cycling to climate change

CR 17:183-193 Full article in pdf format

 

Dube OP, Pickup G

Effects of rainfall variability and communal and semi-commercial grazing on land cover in southern African rangelands

CR 17:195-208 Full article in pdf format

 

Feddema JJ, Freire S

Soil degradation, global warming and climate impacts

CR 17:209-216 Full article in pdf format

 

Gonzalez P

Desertification and a shift of forest species in the West African Sahel

CR 17:217-228 Full article in pdf format

 

Justice C, Wilkie D, Zhang Q, Brunner J, Donoghue C

Central African forests, carbon and climate change

CR 17:229-246 Full article in pdf format