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From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel

Sahel region  From dry to wet: Rainfall might abruptly increase in Africa’s Sahel Sahel region

Climate change could turn one of Africa’s driest regions into a very wet one by suddenly switching on a Monsoon circulation. For the first time, scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel, a region that so far has been characterised by extreme dryness. They detect a self-amplifying mechanism which ...

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