PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE DROUGHT TRENDS IN EAST AFRICA UNDER CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND CHANGE
Deadline: 7 January 2017
? Literature review should ONLY to be used for the introduction and discussion of the work otherwise the rest of the work should be based on the analysis of relevant data within climate explorer database
? ONLY use data within the climate explorer to create maps and figures then explain the trends
? Look at monthly fields of PDSI (Palmer drought severity index) and then some precipitation and evaporation data that you can strip out of the model projections.
? The number of rainless days from the CMIP5 extremes could be worth looking at.
? Also use SPI and other indices where appropriate
? You can look at the past 100 years and project the present to about 2100
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Base this on the various indices and their suitability
Base this on climate explorer variables and how they inform the trends
4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION