Fact Sheet 2012–3053
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), examines recent trends in March-June, June-September, and March-September rainfall and temperature, identifying significant reductions in rainfall and increases in temperature over time in many areas of Ethiopia.
First posted April 13, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Eilerts, G., Kebebe, E., Biru, N., White, L.,and Galu, G., 2012, A Climate Trend Analysis of Ethiopia, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3053, 6 p.
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