IMPALA: Improving Model Processes for African Climate

Project Timeline

1 Jan 15 - 31 Jan 19

Project Contact

Dr Richard Graham Project Manager


The project aims to tackle a major scientific hurdle that limits decision-makers from using climate information: current climate models have only a modest ability to capture African climate systems. Because of this, there is large uncertainty and low scientific confidence in important aspects of the projections for Africa’s climate in the next 5–40 years.

Organisations Involved

  • Met Office (UK)
  • African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK)
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • University of Yaoundé


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