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New SWIFT Paper: Capability of CAM5.1 in simulating maximum air temperature patterns over West Africa during boreal spring

Published August 2019 in Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. Authors: Kamoru A. Lawal (University of Cape Town, and Nigerian Meteorological Agency), Babatunde J. Abiodun (University of Cape Town), Dáithí A. Stone (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Eniola Olaniyan (Nigerian Meteorological Agency and Federal University of Technology, Akure), Michael F. Wehner (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). This study … Continue Reading

African SWIFT Summer School Success in Kumasi

Across the fortnight 21 July-2 August 2019, GCRF African SWIFT held its first International Summer School designed specifically to train the next generation of scientists in tropical meteorology and forecasting techniques. Hosted by SWIFT partner, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, the African SWIFT Summer School was organised in collaboration with … Continue Reading

SWIFT Conversations Guide the Future of Ghana’s Weather Communications

Report from Kumasi, Ghana, July 27th 2019 Two-way conversations between a wide range of ‘users’ of weather information and SWIFT scientists has helped to inspire new ideas on how the Ghana Meteorological Agency (G-Met) and other Met Services across Africa can improve their communications of weather forecast information into the future. The SWIFT Users Engagement … Continue Reading

Philip Antwi-Agyei receives African Academy of Science Award

Congratulations to SWIFT partner, Philip Antwi-Agyei from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who is in Nairobi this week to receive a prestigious African Academy of Sciences (ASS) research award.  Philip’s research is one of 21 ground breaking projects from across Africa that have been selected to receive funding from a US $2.5M … Continue Reading