Simulation of the Rainfall Regime over Ghana from CORDEX

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dc.contributor.author Owusu, K.
dc.contributor.author Klutse, N.A.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-22T14:43:53Z
dc.date.available 2022-09-22T14:43:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ijg.2013.44072
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/handle/123456789/38293
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates how well the rainfall regime on which many livelihoods depend, in Ghana is well represented by the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX). The objective of the study is to demonstrate how well the ten CORDEX models are able to capture the spatial and temporal rainfall seasonality over the southern and northern sub-sections of Ghana. The choice of the sub-sections is based on the fact that south of 8˚N experiences a bi-modal rainfall regime while the north has a uni-modal regime. The results indicate that the rainfall over Ghana is associated with high levels of variability at the inter-annual time scale. Particularly over the southern part of Ghana, all the models follow the same trend as represented over Ghana with similar rainfall values as the observation. Over the northern part of Ghana, models record relatively low rainfall agreeing with the observation. However, most of the models overestimate the northern region rainfall as it is in the case of the southern Ghana. CORDEX as shown in this analysis could be useful in providing Ghana with at least 10 different model outputs for impact analysis. Caution is however given that, since individual models give different performance and the fact that models in general have their inherent deficiencies, an ensemble mean of the models could provide a better result. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Geosciences en_US
dc.subject CORDEX en_US
dc.subject Rainfall Modelling en_US
dc.subject Climate Change en_US
dc.subject Climate Variability en_US
dc.subject Climate Prediction en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Simulation of the Rainfall Regime over Ghana from CORDEX en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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