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GCRF African Swift Nowcasting Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Alexander Roberts, Douglas Parker, John Marsham, Jennifer Fletcher, Morné Gijben Gijben, Abdoulahat Diop, Joseph Portuphy, Ben Lamptey, Samuel Owusu Ansah, Elijah Adefisan, Temidayo Israel Popoola , David Koros David & Cheikh Dione
This document outlines the suggested procedures for the operational production of nowcast warnings by African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) developed by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques) project. Information from geostationary satellites is routinely received by African NMHSs in near-real-time and this operating procedure outlines how this can be used to produce valuable nowcast warnings within the day-to-day operations of African NMHSs.

Functional miscibility and thermomechanical properties enhancement of substituted phthalic acetylated modified chitin filler in biopolymer composite

Niyi Olaiya, O.S. Obaseki, Gaber A.M. Mersal, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Mahmoud M. Hessien, Funmilayo Olaiya, Asif Afzal, Taslima Khanam & Ahmad Rashedi
The miscibility between hydrophobic and hydrophilic biopolymers has been of significant challenge. This study used a novel simplified chitin modification method to produce phthalic - chitin using phthalic anhydride in a substitution reaction. The FT-IR functional group analysis was used to confirm the substitution reaction. The modified chitin was used as compatibiliser in PLA/starch biocomposite to enhance its properties. The biocomposite was prepared using melt extrusion and compression moulding technique. The biocomposite's morphological, thermomechanical, and...

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