Stephenson, Tannecia; Chen, Abraham A.; Taylor, Michael A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
The Climate Studies Group Mona.
Date of Publication
Since its inception in 1994, the Climate Studies Group Mona (CSGM) within the Department of Physics at the University of the West Indies, has been involved in ground breaking Caribbean-centred climate research. The research mandate falls within four (4) main areas: (I) mean and extreme climate and their associated mechanisms; (ii) prediction of climate on an annual and interannual time-scale; (iii) climate change and its impacts; and (iv) renewable energy prospects. The research has been conducted in partnership with several local, regional and international agencies including the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, Meteorological Service of Jamaica, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research. The work has led to an improved understanding of the atmospheric sciences at work for the Caribbean, and to clearer qualifications of the linkages between Caribbean climate and a number of socio-economic sectors including agriculture, health and tourism. The results have been documented in results have been published in local and international peer reviewed journals, and presented at various workshops and conferences.....