Research

The Climate Hazards Center regularly generates research in the forms of publications, climate trend analysis reports, and blog posts. Such research covers a broad scope of climate-related topics that highlight the specialized expertise of CHC team members. 

 

 

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Publications

Bakhtsiyarava, Maryia, Kathryn Grace, Raphael J. Nawrotzki. Climate, Birth Weight, and Agricultural Livelihoods in Kenya and Mali.” American Journal of Public Health. DOI 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304128.

Grace, Kathryn, Veronique Hertrich, Djeneba Singare, Greg Husak. “Examining rural Sahelian out-migration in the context of climate change: An analysis of the linkages between rainfall and out-migration in two Malian villages from 1981 to 2009.” Word Development. DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.04.009.

Neigh, Christopher S.R., Mark L. Carroll, Margaret R. Wooten, Jessica L. McCarty, Bristol F. Powell, Gregory J. Husak, Markus Enenkel, Christopher R. Hain. “Smallholder crop area mapped with wall-to-wall WorldView sub-meter panchromatic image texture: A test case for Tigray, Ethiopia.” Remote Sensing of Environment. DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.025.

Fink, Andreas H., Chris Funk, Sharon E. Nicholson. “Rainfall over the African continent from the 19th through the 21st century.” Global and Planetary Change. DOI 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.12.014. 2018.

Fink, Andreas H., Chris Funk, Sharon E. Nicholson. “Assessing recovery and change in West Africa’s rainfall regime from a 161-year record.” International Journal of Climatology. DOI 10.1002/joc.5530. 2018.

Davenport, Frank, Chris Funk, Gideon Galu. “How will East African maize yields respond to climate change and can agricultural development mitigate this response?” Climate Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-018-2149-7. 2018.

Past Publications

Climate Trend Analysis Reports

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Alkhalil Adoum, Gary Eilerts, Libby White. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Mali. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3105, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Gary Eilerts, Alkhalil Adoum, Libby White. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Burkina Faso. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3084, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Gary Eilerts, Alkhalil Adoum, Libby White. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Niger. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3080, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Alkhalil Adoum, Gary Eilerts, Libby White. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Chad. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3070, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Gary Eilerts, Libby White. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Uganda. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3062, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, Gary Eilerts, Emebet Kebebe, Nigist Biru, Libby White, Gideon Galu. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Ethiopia. USGS Fact Sheet: 2012-3053, 2012.

Funk, Chris, Gary Eilerts, James Verdin, Jim Rowland, Michael Marshall. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Sudan. USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3072, 6 p. 2011.

Past Reports

Past Reports

Funk, Chris, Jim Rowland, James P. Verdin & Gary Eilerts. “Narrative Workplan on Climate Impacts  on Food Security, Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010”. In final preparation by Rolla. 2010.

Funk Chris, Gary Eilerts, Frank Davenport & Joel Michaelsen. “A Climate Trend Analysis of Kenya-August 2010”. USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3074. 2010.

Williams P. and Funk C. A Westward Extension of the Tropical Pacific Warm Pool Leads to March through June Drying in Kenya and Ethiopia. USGS, Openfile Report 1199. 2010.

Funk, Chris, Jeremy Freund, M. Budde, E. Mukhala & Tamuka Magadzire. “Analysis of MODIS NDVI for 2000 through 2006”. 2006.

Funk, Chris, Gabriel Senay, Alemu Asfaw, James P. Verdin, Jim Rowland, Diriba Korecha, Gary Eilerts, Joel Michaelsen, Saud Amer & Richard Choularton. “Recent Drought Tendencies in Ethiopia and Equatorial-Subtropical Eastern Africa”. 2005.

Funk, Chris, Tamuka Magadzire & T. Masundire. “Special Agromet Update, Follow-up analysis of Drought Situation in Southern Africa 2003/04 Growing Season”. 2004.

Aguilar, L., Diego Pedreros & Gabriel Senay. “Water Requirement Satisfaction Index, 2003-present”.

Funk, Chris, Tamuka Magadzire, James P. Verdin, Jim Rowland & Joel Michaelsen. “Outlook for Crop Growing Conditions in Southern Africa for 2004”. 2003.

Husak, Greg. “Interpretation of February-April 2003 Forecast Update: Implications on Maize Agriculture in the SADC Region”. 2003.

Funk, Chris, Diego Pedreros, Greg Husak, Gary Eilerts, James P. Verdin & Jim Rowland. “June-July-August 2003 Rainfall Forecast Interpretation for Central America”. 2003.

Funk, Chris, Alemu Asfaw, P. Steffen, Gabriel Senay, Jim Rowland, James P. Verdin. “Estimating Meher Crop Production Using Rainfall in the Long Cycle Region of Ethiopia”. 2003.

Husak, Greg, Chris Funk, Jim Rowland, Joel Michaelsen & James P. Verdin. “Observations on the Relationship Between October and Late-season Rainfall for Southern Africa”. 2002.

Funk, Chris, Tamuka Magadzire, Greg Husak, James P. Verdin, Joel Michaelsen & Jim Rowland. “Forecasts of 2002/2003 Southern Africa Maize Growing Conditions Based on October 2002 Sea Surface Temperature and Climate Fields”. 2002.

Funk, Chris, Tamuka Magadazire, Gabriel Senay, Jim Rowland, James P. Verdin & Joel Michaelsen. “Historical El Niño/crop production relationships in Southern Africa”. 2002.

Husak, Greg, Chris Funk, Jim Rowland, Joel Michaelsen & James P. Verdin. “Observations between October and Late-season Rainfall for Southern Africa”. 2002.