Unexplored transitions between forest and savanna in Africa
Dr K Dexter, Dr C Ryan
10 January 2019
See. https://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/project/pdf/124. Project Background. The forests and savanna biomes of Africa are known the world over for their biodiversity and carbon storage.
SCENARIO: Pan-African Heatwave Health Hazard Forecasting
Dr H Cloke, Dr C Di Napoli
25 January 2019
Heatwaves are a serious meteorological hazard to human health and place significant strains on infrastructure (power, water and transport), agricultural production, retail, tourism and ecosystem services.
African carbon emissions estimation using Earth Observation (EO) data
Dr GJ Roberts
12 January 2019
Biomass burning is an important Earth system process and a major component of land surface change. Terrestrial burning of vegetation alters surface cover and releases large quantities of aerosols and trace gases, which in turn affect the atmospheres chemical composition and the Earth’s climate.