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Extreme rainfall and flooding over central Kenya including Nairobi City during the long-rains Season 2018: causes, predictability, and potential for early warning and actions

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The Long-Rains wet season of March-May (MAM) over Kenya in 2018 was one of the wettest on record. This paper examines the nature, causes, impacts, and predictability of the rainfall events, and considers the implications for flood risk management. The exceptionally high monthly rainfall totals in March and April resulted from several multi-day heavy rainfall episodes, rather than from distinct extreme daily events. Three intra-seasonal rainfall events in particular resulted in extensive flood...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3390/atmos9120472

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Author
Publisher:
MDPI Publisher's website
Journal:
Atmosphere Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
12
Publication date:
2018-11-30
Acceptance date:
2018-11-23
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ISSN:
2073-4433
Source identifiers:
954472
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pubs:954472
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uuid:dd6ae105-d9d8-4563-8ec7-6b2186f7ecac
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pubs:954472
Deposit date:
2019-04-08

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