Two African Climate Researchers won International Award

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“North African Climate Variability” a research output of Abebe Yeshanew of Ethiopia and Mark Jury of South Africa has won the Norert Gerbier-Mumm International Award of the 2008.

The paper was published in a journal called: Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 89. The award ceremony was held in WMO headquarter, Geneva on 26 June 2008 while the Executive Council meeting of the WMO was going on.

As per Abebe Yeshanew “the findings of the study will help to provide climate outlook for a year long. This could assist decision makers to get much time for disaster preparedness and prevention.”

It was noted that the longest forecast in Ethiopia is seasonal (i.e. four months). The outlook for a year long is not yet experimented. Yeshanew promised that he in collaboration with his colleagues and partners will try to provide a year long forecast for Ethiopia as an experiment.

The Award includes Gold medal, Diploma and 7000 Euro.