American Journal of Climatic Studies https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS <p>American Journal of Climatic Studies is an open access journal hosted by AJPO Journals USA LLC. The American Journal of Climatic Studies is a journal passionate and dedicated to ensure the conservation of the environment is given priority with a focus on the climate of different geographical contexts. In this regard. The journal welcomes all the passionate writers, academicians and industries that are devoted to ensure well of knowledge about climatic changes and conservations are widely spread and made accessible to the public nationwide as well as internationally. Therefore, the journal seeks to work closely with such scholars by giving them a platform to disseminate the information and knowledge about climatic conditions to the masses. Researchers and academicians also enjoy the benefits of advisory and consultancy services from our esteemed editorial committee regarding the best approaches to take while tackling their studies and researches. This includes high profile lecturers, tutors, peer reviewers, policy opinion leaders among others who make sure that the papers give insightful and revolutionary ideas and solutions besides pursuing academic heights.<br />In view of the above, the journal ensures that publications are done after an in-depth peer review process (usually two high profile peer reviewers) in order to ensure quality of research publication. The process through to publication, additionally, is cost-effective, fast and convenient, thus authors get to achieve the most out of their academic research articles completely peer reviewed comments as early as up to 2 weeks. The peer review process maintains a double blind peer review technique that ensures that the authors’ as well as the reviewers’ identities are secret. This leads to high impact peer review and refereed research publications. Publication is indexed in Google scholar among other journal indexes such as the SCOPUS, Science Direct, EBSCO and Sage journals among others. It also encourages the publishing of open access academic journals on a regular basis. The journal, likewise, has a variety of special issues that include any unpublished articles in a different format like original research articles, critical reviews, mini reviews, short communications, case reports related to the specific theme. These formats enable the articles be archived for future referencing given special instances that may arise in future which mean that quality is a constant developing aspect in the course of time. Its indexed in google scholar, Crossref (DOI), Ebscohost, Research Gate among others.</p> en-US <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> journals@ajpojournals.org (Journal Admin) Journals@ajpojournals.org (Chief Editor) Fri, 03 May 2024 15:19:43 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Glacier Retreat and its Impact on Downstream Hydrology in Nigeria https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/2039 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of the study was to assess the glacier retreat and its impact on downstream hydrology in Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Glacier retreat, driven primarily by climate change, has profound implications for downstream hydrology. As glaciers shrink, they release stored water into downstream rivers and streams, initially leading to increased flow. However, this influx is unsustainable in the long term, as glaciers are essentially finite water reservoirs. Over time, the reduced glacier mass diminishes the available water supply, resulting in decreased streamflow and alterations to seasonal flow patterns. This has significant ramifications for downstream communities that rely on glacier-fed rivers for water resources, agriculture, hydropower generation, and ecosystems. Changes in flow regimes can disrupt water availability, affecting irrigation practices, energy production, and aquatic habitats. Furthermore, alterations in sediment transport and temperature regimes can impact water quality and ecosystem health. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:</strong> Glaciological theory of glacier retreat, hydrological connectivity theory and integrated water resource management theory may be used to anchor future studies on assessing the glacier retreat and its impact on downstream hydrology in Nigeria. Implement adaptive water management strategies that consider the evolving hydrological regime due to glacier retreat. Foster international cooperation among riparian countries sharing glacier-fed river basins to address transboundary water management challenges effectively. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Abiola Akala Copyright (c) 2024 Abiola Akala http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/2039 Sat, 25 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300 Impact of Climate Change on Bird Migration Patterns in Europe https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/1989 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of the study was to assess the impact of climate change on bird migration patterns in Europe.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Rising temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and habitat loss are among the key factors affecting migratory birds. Warmer temperatures are causing shifts in the timing of migration, with birds starting their journeys earlier or delaying them. Some species are extending their ranges northward as they seek suitable habitats, while others are altering their routes or shortening their migration distances. These changes can disrupt established ecological relationships, leading to mismatches in timing with food availability and breeding cycles. Additionally, altered migration patterns may pose challenges for conservation efforts, as traditional migration routes and stopover sites become less reliable.</p> <p><strong>Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:</strong> Optimal migration theory, resource phenology theory and habitat suitability theory may be used to anchor future studies on assessing impact of climate change on bird migration patterns in Europe. Conservation efforts should prioritize the preservation and restoration of critical habitats along migratory routes and stopover sites. Policy interventions are needed to address the broader drivers of climate change and mitigate its impacts on migratory bird populations.</p> Alexander Owen Copyright (c) 2024 Alexander Owen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/1989 Fri, 03 May 2024 00:00:00 +0300