Research Article

Increase of Extreme Drought over Ethiopia under Climate Warming

Table 2

Representative concentration pathways considered in this study.


RCP4.5Stabilization scenario whereby the total radiative forcing is stabilized shortly after 2100. This will be achieved by adopting several technologies and strategies to cut GHG emissions [43].

RCP8.5It is characterized by raising radiative forcing pathways leading to 8.5 W·m−2 by 2100, with forcing increasing further thereafter up to 12 W·m−2 by 2250, when concentrations stabilize [44].