2010年11月7日

Climate change in East Africa

Tropical Africa have a great impact on global climate change. It is influenced by Indian and Atlantic oceans. Comparative with lots of research work in Atlantic oceans, we know little on west Indian ocean around this area. So far, the information that we understand the climate change mostly is from lake sediments.
The East Africa Rift Lakes provide excellent records of paleoclimate from LGM. A lot of work has been done with variety of methods. Many factors has been proposed to explain the region climate change, such as the migration of ITCZ, Indian monsoon,SST of Indian ocean(IOD).
In order to better understand the climate change of East Africa, research from west Indian ocean is necessary.
Picture from http://geology.com/