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Eastern Africa Rainfall Drivers

Eastern Africa faces some of the most extreme climatic events in the world. This includes not only devastating droughts, but also extreme flood conditions, sometimes in the same year. These extreme events have increased in both frequency and intensity in recent years. EOAS Professor Dr. Sharon Nicholson recently published an article in Reviews of Geophysics that gives an overview of the current state of knowledge on the region’s rainfall regime, and its temporal and spatial variability.

Camel crossing the scrubland of Toghdeer region in Somaliland