Climatology and Climate Change Sciences are at the core of Physical Geography. This textbook addresses the main issues associated with this topic. The book discusses the importance of Climatology, Solar Radiation, Energy Budgets, Hydrological Cycle, Global Circulation, Climate Change and Variability, and Climate Modifications. Climatology and Climate Change Sciences are currently emerging as topical issues all over the world and Climate Change is particularly at the centre stage, affecting almost all sectors of development (Agriculture, Transport, Health, National Security, Economics, and Development). This book has been written in a simplified manner to cater to the needs of university students and general practitioners. It is written in a systematic and clear language for ease of understanding.
Caroline Mulinya holds a Ph.D. in Geography (Climatology and Climate Change) from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (2017), a Master of Arts in Geography (Climatology) from the University of Nairobi (2006), and a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Geography) from Moi University (1999). Currently, a Senior Lecturer of Geography (Climatology and Climate Change Science), Director of Academic Linkages and International Relations, and Coordinator of Climate Change Centre at Kaimosi Friends University. Previously, a Lecturer of Geography (Climatology and Climate Change Sciences) and Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. Also worked as a Research Scientist at the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) and as a Research Assistant at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Experienced educator with over 20 years at both secondary and university levels. Widely published on climate change issues. Mentored and supervised over 20 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Experienced consultant on climate change including projects in Karamoja Cluster— covering Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan. Developed training manuals for journalists on various aspects of climate change. Has a focus on issues that foster the interface between domestic and international climate finance. Honoured with a GEF fellowship for Master’s studies on the Conservation of Mount Marsabit in northern Kenya, and two fellowships by the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) to train on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Currently, a Senior Research Fellow of the African Impact Network Association.