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Climate Parameters and Trends



The Climate Parameters and Trends Element Working Group is responsible for building comprehensive climate maps that will allow SLEEK to estimate emissions at any location in Kenya. These maps will show temperature, rainfall, solar radiation, frost and evaporation. To complete this task, the team must extrapolate from Kenya’s weather stations using new software that is being implemented in Kenya for the first time, which will allow Kenya to generate comprehensive maps.

The Climate team will also develop scenarios and trends based on IPCC projections. This will improve Kenya’s capacity to plan for the impacts of a changing climate.

A key part of the group’s work is to digitize over 1.8 million paper climate records that are currently stored in paper format. Once these records are digitised, Kenya’s scientists will have access to a far more complete climate record that will allow them to run more accurate analysis and models. This will help Kenya’s farmers, communities and land managers by providing them with more accurate weather data to help them make essential decisions.



Climate Parameters and Trends

This team is compiling comprehensive climate data covering Kenya and scenarios showing how this could change.

Crop Growth & Plant Parameters

This team is building models that will track carbon as crops and plants grow.

Soil Carbon

This team is assessing the level of carbon stored in Kenya’s soils and using models to track this change over time.

Forest Biomass and Growth

This team is developing models to track how carbon is stored and released by trees as they grow.

Land Use Change and Management

This team is responsible for understanding the drivers of change in Kenya’s land sector, which will help explain change in the future.

Modelling

The modelling team is working to combine the information and data collected through SLEEK to produce a unified, accurate report of Kenya’s emissions form the land-sector.

Land Cover Change

This team is responsible for using remote sensing imagery to develop maps that will show the changes in land-cover over time.



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