Today, the Benin DECIMALS team published their first paper in Earth’s Future, exploring how SRM could affect the West African monsoon.
Using modelling data from the GLENS project, the study finds that SRM would reduce climate-caused disruptions to rainfall in the Northern Sahel and Southern Sahel. However, it also finds that SRM would be projected to increase disruptions in West Africa, turning a small increase in monsoon rains into a larger decrease. This is the first ever paper on SRM to come from a least developed country, and the third to be published with support from SRMGI’s DECIMALS Fund. A fantastic achievement for the team, and another big milestone for the global evaluation of SRM. Félicitations to the team!
Photo: Driving into a storm in Tapoa, Burkina Faso. Credit: Eric Haglund (CC BY-SA 2.0)