Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 375-381
Bioline Code: ja15048
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2015, pp. 375-381
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An Assessment of the evidence of Climate change in Bauchi, Nigeria|
SYLVESTER, ODIANA & ABDULQUADIR, IBRAHI
The study aimed at identifying the evidences of climate change in Bauchi.
The emphasis was to find out if there are changes on the temperature and rainfall over
time; to what extent these changes occur and likely impact these changes will have in
Bauchi. The study was done in Bauchi town, Bauchi state of northeastern Nigeria.
Elements of climate such as temperature and rainfall of the study area for a period of
thirty (30) years between 1978 and 2008 were collected and analyzed using statistical
method of Time Series Analysis. Findings from the study showed that rainfall in Bauchi
was increasing by 0.2mm per annum. The findings also showed that temperature was
increasing by 0.02990c per annum. This implies that Bauchi may be vulnerable to
flooding and ecosystem change. And having a detrimental effect on agricultural produce
thereby leading to food scarcity in the town. The annual increase in temperature by
0.02990c and rainfall by 0.2mm indicate that Climate Change is real in Bauchi.
climate change; Bauchi; food scarcity; Time Series Analysis; temperature and rainfall