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Belay Simane   Dr.  University Educator/Researcher 
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Belay Simane published an article in September 2018.
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Martha C. Anderson

228 shared publications

Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Beltsville MD USA

Mutlu Ozdogan

48 shared publications

University of Wisconsin

Abera Kumie

47 shared publications

Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 90861000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wakgari Deressa

43 shared publications

Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Benjamin F. Zaitchik

18 shared publications

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 301 Olin Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Analysis of the Spatial Variability of Soil Texture in a Tropical Highland: The Case of the Jema Watershed, Northwestern... Mintesinot Taye, Belay Simane, Yihenew G. Selsssie, Brnjamin... Published: 01 September 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091903
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This study sought to analyze the degree of spatial association of soil texture with agro-climatic zones and slope classes on the farmlands of the Jema watershed, in the Northwestern Highlands of Ethiopia. The agro-climatic zones (elevation zones) determine the micro-climate and biota of the study area. Thirty six soil composite samples for texture (the proportion of clay, silt and sand) analysis from four agro-climatic (elevation) zones and seven slope classes were collected. One-Way-ANOVA was employed to compute the mean variability of texture among the identified terrain classes, and linear regression was used to analyze the degree of association between texture and the terrain attributes. The measured values of sand, silt and clay in the watershed ranged from 11.4 to 43.4, 6.0 to 34.8, and 21.8 to 77.8, respectively. The One-Way-ANOVA indicated a significant (p < 0.05) soil texture variation in both slope and agro-climatic zone classes. Heavy clay, clay and clay loam were identified as the major texture classes in the lower, middle and upper parts of the watershed, respectively. The regression analysis showed that texture was more influenced by the difference in the elevation values than in slope values in the watershed. The standardized beta coefficients of slope and elevation for clay particles were 0.499 and 0.767, respectively. For sand, the regression coefficients for slope and agro-climatic zone were 0.485 and 0.812, respectively. This implies that an interactive effect of micro-climate and biota governed by elevation influenced the spatial distribution of soil texture more than slope.
Article 10 Reads 5 Citations Variability and time series trend analysis of rainfall and temperature in northcentral Ethiopia: A case study in Woleka ... Amogne Asfaw, Belay Simane, Ali Hassen, Amare Bantider Published: 01 March 2018
Weather and Climate Extremes, doi: 10.1016/j.wace.2017.12.002
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Examining the spatiotemporal dynamics of meteorological variables in the context of changing climate, particularly in countries where rainfed agriculture is predominant, is vital to assess climate-induced changes and suggest feasible adaptation strategies. To that end, trend analysis has been employed to inspect the change of rainfall and temperature in northcentral Ethiopia using gridded monthly precipitation data obtained from Global Precipitation and Climate Centre (GPCC V7) and temperature data from Climate Research Unit (CRU TS 3.23) with 0.5° by 0.5° resolution from 1901 to 2014. Data have been analyzed using coefficient of variation, anomaly index, precipitation concentration index and Palmer drought severity index. Furthermore, Mann-Kendall test was used to detect the time series trend. The result revealed intra- and inter-annual variability of rainfall while Palmer drought severity index value proved the increasing trend of the number of drought years. Annual, belg and kiremt rainfall have decreased with a rate of 15.03, 1.93 and 13.12 mm per decade respectively. The declining trend for annual and kiremt rainfall was found to be statistically significant while that of belg was not significant. The rate of change of temperature was found to be 0.046, 0.067 and 0.026 °C per decade for mean, minimum and maximum respectively. The Mann-Kendall trend analysis test result revealed increasing trend for mean and minimum average temperatures through time significantly while the trend for maximum temperature exhibited a non-significant increasing trend. We recommend strategies designed in the agricultural sector have to take the declining and erratic nature of rainfall and increasing trend of temperature into consideration.
BOOK-CHAPTER 3 Reads 0 Citations Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Off-Season Small-Scale Irrigation in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Ethiopia Belay Simane, Taffa Tulu, Amare Lantideru, Desalegn Dawit Published: 30 December 2017
Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-66239-8_8
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BOOK-CHAPTER 3 Reads 0 Citations Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Ethiopia Belay Simane, Wakgari Deressa, Abera Kumie, Adugna Woyessa, ... Published: 29 March 2017
Climate Change Management, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-49520-0_11
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BOOK-CHAPTER 2 Reads 0 Citations Enhancing Adaptation and Mitigation Activities Through Effective Climate Change Financing Policy in Ethiopia Belay Simane, Neil Bird Published: 29 March 2017
Climate Change Management, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-49520-0_26
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Article 2 Reads 5 Citations Factors affecting households' decisions in biogas technology adoption, the case of Ofla and Mecha Districts, northern Et... Mulu Getachew Mengistu, Belay Simane, Getachew Eshete, Tilah... Published: 01 August 2016
Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.02.066
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