Assessing climate change indicators in the United Arab Emirates

Date
2022
Authors
Kamkar, Fatma
Khawatmi, Layla
Arif, Aysha
Hamed, Hamed
Issa, Sahar T.
El Khatib, Rami
Takshe, Aseel A.
Karkain, Rashed M.
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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Abstract
Anthropogenic and natural activities have led to a global phenomenon known as climate change, which evidence shows, is worsening. Climatic changes can sometimes be observed at a regional level by assessing certain indicators such as temperature, precipitation, and humidity. This study aims to explore climate indicators in the United Arab Emirates that play a possible role in climate change. To gain insight into the longer-term changes, we looked at regional changes by analysing trends of mean monthly temperature, maximum monthly temperature, minimum monthly temperature, mean monthly humidity, and rainfall quantities per year over the period of 2003 to 2019. The trend analysis showed an increasing trend in the maximum monthly temperature, minimum monthly temperature, mean monthly temperature, and mean monthly humidity, but a decreasing trend in rainfall quantities, which may suggest climate change at a regional level. © 2022 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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This article is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this paper is published in International Journal of Global Warming (2022), available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGW.2022.121226
Keywords
climate change, global warming, temperature, precipitation, humidity, rainfall, greenhouse gas emissions, trends, mitigation, United Arab Emirates
Citation
Kamkar, F., Khawatmi, L., Arif, A., Hamed, H., Issa, S. T., Khatib, R. E., Takshe, A.A. & Karkain, R. M. (2022). Assessing climate change indicators in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Global Warming, 26(3), 247-268. https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJGW.2022.121226