Below is a list of publication that relate to CORDEX-Africa and include CORDEX-Africa affiliates. Please email me if I have missed some (which I’m sure I have).

Thanks, Chris


Dosio, A., Turner, A. G., Tamoffo, A. T., Sylla, M. B., Lennard, C., Jones, R. G., et al. (2020). A tale of two futures: contrasting scenarios of future precipitation for West Africa from an ensemble of regional climate models. Environ. Res. Lett. 15, 64007.


Alain T. Tamoffo, Wilfran Moufouma-Okia, Alessandro Dosio, Rachel James, Wilfried M. Pokam, Derbetini A. Vondou,Thierry C. Fotso-Nguemo, Guy Merlin Guenang, Pierre H. Kamsu-Tamo, Grigory Nikulin, Georges-Noel Longandjo, Christopher Lennard, Jean-Pierre Bell, Roland R. Takong, Andreas Haensler, Lucie A. Djiotang Tchotchou, Robert Nouayou, 2019. Process-oriented assessment of RCA4 regional climate model projections over the Congo Basin under 1.5C and 2C global warming levels: influence of regional moisture fluxes. Clim Dyn (2019).

Dosio, A., Jones, R.G., Jack, C., Lennard, C., Nikulin, G. and Hewitson, B., 2019. What can we know about future precipitation in Africa? Robustness, significance and added value of projections from a large ensemble of regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, 53(9-10), pp.5833-5858.

Endris, H.S., Lennard, C., Hewitson, B., Dosio, A., Nikulin, G. and Artan, G.A., 2019. Future changes in rainfall associated with ENSO, IOD and changes in the mean state over Eastern Africa. Climate dynamics, 52(3-4), pp.2029-2053.

Fotso‐Kamga, G., Fotso‐Nguemo, T.C., Diallo, I., Yepdo, Z.D., Pokam, W.M., Vondou, D.A. and Lenouo, A., 2019. An evaluation of COSMO‐CLM regional climate model in simulating precipitation over Central Africa. International Journal of Climatology

Fotso-Nguemo, T.C., Diallo, I., Diakhaté, M., Vondou, D.A., Mbaye, M.L., Haensler, A., Gaye, A.T. and Tchawoua, C., 2019. Projected changes in the seasonal cycle of extreme rainfall events from CORDEX simulations over Central Africa. Climatic Change, 155(3), pp.339-357.

Gibba, P., Sylla, M. B., Okogbue, E. C., Gaye, A. T., Nikiema, M., and Kebe, I. (2019). State-of-the-art climate modeling of extreme precipitation over Africa: analysis of CORDEX added-value over CMIP5. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 137, 1041–1057. doi:10.1007/s00704-018-2650-y.

Kisembe, J., Favre, A., Dosio, A., Lennard, C., Sabiiti, G. and Nimusiima, A., 2019. Evaluation of rainfall simulations over Uganda in CORDEX regional climate models. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137(1-2), pp.1117-1134.

Mbaye, M.L., Sylla, M.B. and Tall, M., 2019. Impacts of 1.5 and 2.0° C Global Warming on Water Balance Components over Senegal in West Africa. Atmosphere, 10(11), p.712.

Nonki, R.M., Lenouo, A., Lennard, C.J. and Tchawoua, C., 2019. Assessing climate change impacts on water resources in the Benue River Basin, Northern Cameroon. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78(20), p.606.

Quenum, G. M. L. D., Klutse, N. A. B., Dieng, D., Laux, P., Arnault, J., Kodja, J. D., et al. (2019). Identification of potential drought areas in West Africa under climate change and variability. Earth Syst. Environ., 1–16.

Sawadogo, W., Abiodun, B.J. and Okogbue, E.C., 2019. Impacts of global warming on photovoltaic power generation over West Africa. Renewable Energy

Tang, C., Morel, B., Wild, M., Pohl, B., Abiodun, B., Lennard, C. and Bessafi, M., 2019. Numerical simulation of surface solar radiation over Southern Africa. Part 2: projections of regional and global climate models. Climate Dynamics, pp.1-31.


Adeniyi, M.O. and Dilau, K.A., 2018. Assessing the link between Atlantic Niño and drought over West Africa using CORDEX regional climate models. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 131(3-4), pp.937-949.

Lennard C, Nikulin G, Dosio A and Moufouma-Okia W (2018) On the need for regional climate information over Africa under varying levels of global warming, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab37b,

Nikulin G, Lennard C, Dosio A, Kjellström E, Chen Y, Hänsler A, Kupiainen M, Laprise R, Mariotti L, Fox Maule C, van Meijgaard E, Panitz H-J, Scinocca J F and Somot S (2018) The effects of 1.5 and 2 degrees of global warming on Africa in the CORDEX ensemble, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab2b4,

Pinto, I., Jack, C., and Hewitson, B. (2018). Process-based model evaluation and projections over southern Africa from Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment and Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 models. Int. J. Climatol., 1–11. doi:10.1002/joc.5666.

Klutse N A B, Ajayi V, Gbobaniyi E O, Egbebiyi T S, Kouadio K, Nkrumah F, Quagraine K A, Olusegun C, Diasso U J, Abiodun B J, Lawal K A A, Nikulin G, Lennard C and Dosio A (2018) Potential impact of 1.5°C and 2°C global warming on consecutive dry and wet days over West Africa, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab37b,

Kumi, N., and Abiodun, B. J. (2018). Potential impacts of 1.5 C and 2 C global warming on rainfall onset, cessation and length of rainy season in West Africa. Environ. Res. Lett. 13, 55009.

Maure G A, Pinto I, Ndebele-Murisa M R, Muthige M, Lennard C, Nikulin G, Dosio A and Meque A O (2018) The southern African climate under 1.5° and 2°C of global warming as simulated by CORDEX models, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab190,

Pokam Mba W, Longandjo G-N, Moufouma-Okia W, Bell J P, James R, Vondou D A D, Haensler A, Fotso Nguemo T C, Guenang G M, Djiotang Tchotchou A L, Kamsu-Tamo P H, Takong R R, Nikulin G, Lennard C and Dosio A (2018) Consequences of 1.5°C and 2°C global warming levels for temperature and precipitation changes over Central Africa, Environ. Res. Lett., doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab048,

Osima S, Indasi V, Zaroug M, Edris H, Gudoshava M, Misiani H, Nimusiima A, Anyah R, Otieno G, Ogwang B, Jain S, Kondowe A, Mwangi E, Lennard  C, Nikulin G,  Dosio A (2018) Projected Climate over the Greater Horn of Africa under 1.5 °С and 2°С global warming, Environ. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaba1b,


Abiodun, B.J., Adegoke, J., Abatan, A.A., Ibe, C.A., Egbebiyi, T.S., Engelbrecht, F. and Pinto, I., 2017. Potential impacts of climate change on extreme precipitation over four African coastal cities. Climatic Change, pp.1-15.

Akinsanola, A.A. and Ogunjobi, K.O., 2017. Evaluation of present-day rainfall simulations over West Africa in CORDEX regional climate models. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76(10), p.366.

Akinsanola, A.A., Ajayi, V.O., Adejare, A.T., Adeyeri, O.E., Gbode, I.E., Ogunjobi, K.O., Nikulin, G. and Abolude, A.T., 2017. Evaluation of rainfall simulations over West Africa in dynamically downscaled CMIP5 global circulation models. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, pp.1-14.

Diasso, U. and Abiodun, B.J., 2017. Drought modes in West Africa and how well CORDEX RCMs simulate them. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128(1-2), pp.223-240.

Fotso-Nguemo, T.C., Vondou, D.A., Pokam, W.M., Djomou, Z.Y., Diallo, I., Haensler, A., Tchotchou, L.A.D., Kamsu-Tamo, P.H., Gaye, A.T. and Tchawoua, C., 2017. On the added value of the regional climate model REMO in the assessment of climate change signal over Central Africa. Climate Dynamics, pp.1-26.

Fotso-Nguemo, T.C., Vondou, D.A., Tchawoua, C. and Haensler, A., 2017. Assessment of simulated rainfall and temperature from the regional climate model REMO and future changes over Central Africa. Climate Dynamics, 48(11-12), pp.3685-3705.

Mutayoba, E. and Kashaigili, J.J., 2017. Evaluation for the Performance of the CORDEX Regional Climate Models in Simulating Rainfall Characteristics over Mbarali River Catchment in the Rufiji Basin, Tanzania. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 5(04), p.139.

Nikiema, P.M., Sylla, M.B., Ogunjobi, K., Kebe, I., Gibba, P. and Giorgi, F., 2017. Multi‐model CMIP5 and CORDEX simulations of historical summer temperature and precipitation variabilities over West Africa. International Journal of Climatology, 37(5), pp.2438-2450.

Omar, S.A. and Abiodun, B.J., 2017. How well do CORDEX models simulate extreme rainfall events over the East Coast of South Africa?. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128(1-2), pp.453-464.

Vondou, D.A. and Haensler, A., 2017. Evaluation of simulations with the regional climate model REMO over Central Africa and the effect of increased spatial resolution. International Journal of Climatology.


Abiodun, B.J., Abba Omar, S., Lennard, C. and Jack, C., 2016. Using regional climate models to simulate extreme rainfall events in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Climatology, 36(2), pp.689-705.

Diallo, I., Giorgi, F., Deme, A., Tall, M., Mariotti, L. and Gaye, A.T., 2016. Projected changes of summer monsoon extremes and hydroclimatic regimes over West Africa for the twenty-first century. Climate Dynamics, 47(12), pp.3931-3954.

Dosio, A., Panitz. H.-J. (2016): Climate change projections for CORDEX-Africa with COSMO-CLM regional climate model and differences with the driving global climate models, Clim. Dyn., 46(5), 1599-1625 DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2664-4 (Open access)

Dosio, A. (2016): Projection of temperature and heat waves for Africa with an ensembles of CORDEX Regional Climate Models, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3355-5 (Open access)

Favre, A., N. Philippon, B. Pohl, E. Kalognomou, C. Lennard, B. Hewitson, G. Nikulin, A. Dosio, H.J. Panitz and R. Cerezo-Mota, (2016): Spatial distribution of precipitation annual cycles over South Africa in 10 CORDEX regional climate model present-day simulations. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2677-z

Russo, S., A.F. Marchese, J. Sillmann G. and Immé, (2016). When will unusual heat waves become normal in a warming Africa?. Environmental Research Letters, 11(5), p.054016.

Sylla, M.B., N. Elguindi, F. Giorgi and D. Wisser, (2016). Projected robust shift of climate zones over West Africa in response to anthropogenic climate change for the late 21st century. Climatic Change, 134(1-2), pp.241-253.


Pinto, I., C. Lennard, M. Tadross, B. Hewitson, A. Dosio, G. Nikulin, H-J. Panitz and M.E. Shongwe, (2015). Evaluation and projections of extreme precipitation over southern Africa from two CORDEX models. Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1573-1

Endris, H. S., C. Lennard, B. Hewitson, A. Dosio, G. Nikulin and H.J. Panitz, (2015): Teleconnection responses in multi-GCM driven CORDEX RCMs over Eastern Africa. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.10007/s00382-015-2734-7.

Abiodun, B. J., Abba Omar, S., Lennard, C., & Jack, C. (2015). Using regional climate models to simulate extreme rainfall events in the Western Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Climatology.

Dosio, A., Panitz, H. J., Schubert-Frisius, M., & Lüthi, D. (2015). Dynamical downscaling of CMIP5 global circulation models over CORDEX-Africa with COSMO-CLM: evaluation over the present climate and analysis of the added value. Climate Dynamics, 44(9-10), 2637-2661.

Klutse, N. A., B., Sylla, M. B., Diallo, I., Sarr, A., Dosio, A., Diedhiou, A., Kamga, A., Lamptey, B., Ali, A., Gbobanyini E., Owusu, K., Lennard, C., Hewitson, B., Nikulin, G., Panitz, HJ, & Büchner, M. (2015). Daily characteristics of West African summer monsoon precipitation in CORDEX simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-18.

Mbaye, L.M., A. Haensler, S. Hagemann, A.T. Gaye, C. Moseley and A. Afouda (2015): Impact of statistical bias correction on the projected climate change signals of the regional climate model REMO over the Senegal River Basin. International Journal of Climatology 09/2015; DOI:10.1002/joc.4478.

Mbaye, L.M., S. Hagemann, A. Haensler,·T. Stacke, A.T. Gaye, and A. Afouda (2015): Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Water Resources in the Upper Senegal Basin (West Africa). American Journal of Climate Change 01/2015; 04(01):77-93. DOI:10.4236/ajcc.2015.41008.

Mounkaila, M. S., Abiodun, B. J., & Omotosho, J. B. (2015). Assessing the capability of CORDEX models in simulating onset of rainfall in West Africa. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 119(1-2), 255-272


Gbobaniyi, E., A. Sarr, M. B. Sylla, I. Diallo, C. Lennard, A. Dosio, A. Dhie ́diou, A. Kamga, N. A. B. Klutse, B. Hewitson, G. and B. Lamptey (2014). Climatology, annual cycle and interannual variability of precipitation and temperature in CORDEX simulations over West Africa. International Journal of Climatology, 34(7), 2241-2257.

Kim J, D. Waliser, C. Mattmann, C. Goodale, A. Hart, P. Zimdars, D. Crichton, C. Jones, G. Nikulin, B. Hewitson, C. Jack, C. Lennard and A. Favre. (2014). Evaluation of the CORDEX-Africa multi-RCM hindcast: systematic model errors. Climate dynamics, 42(5-6), 1189-1202.

Mariotti, L., Diallo, I., Coppola, E., & Giorgi, F. (2014). Seasonal and intraseasonal changes of African monsoon climates in 21st century CORDEX projections. Climatic change, 125(1), 53-65.

Meque, A., & Abiodun, B. J. (2014). Simulating the link between ENSO and summer drought in Southern Africa using regional climate models. Climate Dynamics, 44(7-8), 1881-1900.

Panitz, H. J., Dosio, A., Büchner, M., Lüthi, D., & Keuler, K. (2014). COSMO-CLM (CCLM) climate simulations over CORDEX-Africa domain: analysis of the ERA-Interim driven simulations at 0.44 and 0.22 resolution. Climate dynamics, 42(11-12), 3015-3038.

Shongwe, M., C. Lennard, B. Liebmann, E. Kalognoumou, L Ntsangwane and I Pinto, (2014): An Evaluation of CORDEX Regional Climate Models in Simulating Precipitation over Southern Africa. Atmospheric Research Letters: doi:10.1002/asl2.538


Awange, J. L., Anyah, R., Agola, N., Forootan, E., & Omondi, P. (2013). Potential impacts of climate and environmental change on the stored water of Lake Victoria Basin and economic implications. Water Resources Research, 49(12), 8160-8173.

Endris, H., P. Omondi, S. Jain, L. Changa, C. Lennard, B. Hewitson, J. Awange, P. Ketiem, A. Dosio, G. Nikulin, H. Panitz, M. Buchner, F. Stordal, L.Tazalika (2013). Assessment of the performance of CORDEX regional climate models in simulating East African rainfall. Journal of Climate, 26(21), 8453-8475.

Haensler, A., F. Saeed and D. Jacob (2013): Assessing the robustness of projected precipitation changes over central Africa on the basis of a multitude of global and regional climate projections. Climatic Change, 121:349–363. DOI:10.1007/s10584-013-0863-8.

Hernández-Díaz, L., Laprise, R., Sushama, L., Martynov, A., Winger, K., & Dugas, B. (2013). Climate simulation over CORDEX Africa domain using the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). Climate Dynamics, 40(5-6), 1415-1433.

Kalognomou, E., C. Lennard, M.Shongwe, I. Pinto, M. Kent, B. Hewitson, A. Dosio, G. Nikulin, H. Panitz, M. Buchner (2013): A diagnostic evaluation of precipitation in CORDEX models over southern Africa. Journal of Climate, 26(23):9477-9506. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00703.1.

Laprise, R., et al. (2013). Climate projections over CORDEX Africa domain using the fifth-generation Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM5). Climate Dynamics, 41(11-12), 3219-3246.

Lennard, C., B. Hewitson and J. Padgham 2013: CORDEX-Africa: Analyzing CORDEX data for integration into the impacts community. In: Climate Change Perspectives from the Atlantic, Eds. Fernandez-Palacios et al., Serviso De Publicaniones, Universidad de la Laguna, pp. 541-561

Owusu, K. and Klutse, N.A.B., 2013. Simulation of the Rainfall Regime over Ghana from CORDEX. International Journal of Geosciences, Vol.4 (4):785-791

Saeed F., A. Haensler, S. Hagemann and D. Jacob (2013) Representation of extreme precipitation events leads to opposite climate change signals over the Congo basin. Atmosphere, 4(3), 254-271; doi:10.3390/atmos4030254.

Teichmann, C., B. Eggert, A. Elizalde, A. Haensler, D. Jacob, P.Kumar, C. Moseley, S. Pfeifer, D. Rechid, A.R. Remedio, H. Ries, J. Petersen, S. Preuschmann, T. Raub, F. Saeed, K. Sieck and T. Weber (2013): How does a regional climate model modify the projected climatechange signal of the driving GCM: A study over different CORDEX regionsusing REMO. Atmosphere, 4(2), 214-236; doi:10.3390/atmos4020214.


Hewitson, B., Lennard, C., Nikulin, G., & Jones, C. (2012). CORDEX-Africa: a unique opportunity for science and capacity building. CLIVAR Exchanges, 17(3), 6-7.

Jacob, D., A. Elizalde, A. Haensler, S. Hagemann, P. Kumar, R. Podzun, D. Rechid, A.R. Remedio, F. Saeed, K. Sieck, C. Teichmann  and C. Wilhelm (2012): Assessing the Transferability of the Regional Climate Model REMO to Different COordinated Regional Climate Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX) Regions. Atmosphere, 3, 181-199; doi:10.3390/atmos3010181.

Nikulin, G., Jones, C., Giorgi, F., Asrar, G., Büchner, M., Cerezo-Mota, R., … & Sushama, L. (2012). Precipitation climatology in an ensemble of CORDEX-Africa regional climate simulations. Journal of Climate, 25(18), 6057-6078.