A pair of new annual Union awards recognizes exceptional research by African early career scientists, and an established publications program award gets Union honor designation.
Amazon Rain Forest Nourished by African Dust
New satellite data highlight the important role African dust plays in maintaining the rain forest's long-term health.
Satellite Measurements May Help Real-Time Water Management
Upper Niger River study shows that satellite altimetry could help resource managers optimize reservoir releases even on ungauged rivers.
Analysts Examine Energy Security in Sub-Saharan Africa
Resource-rich African countries face economic challenges with the recent drop in oil prices.
Fortifying International Collaborations on African Air Quality
First West African Workshop on Air Quality, Measurements, and Modeling; Abuja, Nigeria, 9–12 June 2014
A Database of African Precipitation from 1983 Onward
Satellite infrared observations are used to reconstruct African precipitation records for the past 30 years in an attempt to infer rainfall variability.
Climate, Land Use, and Conflict in Northern Africa
MPI-M/CliSAP Workshop on Climate, Land Use, and Conflict in Northern Africa; Lübeck, Germany, 22–25 September 2014
Comparing Models for Soil Erosion Due to Wind
Researchers investigate the impact of vegetation on erosion.
Measuring Rainfall in West Africa Using Cellular Networks
Scientists demonstrated that rainfall can be monitored using the network of cellular towers throughout West Africa.
Toward Another Lava Lake in the Virunga Volcanic Field?
Earlier this year, a red glow became visible atop Nyamulagira, a volcano in the East African Rift. Helicopter flights soon confirmed lava fountains inside a pit crater on the volcano's central caldera.