IJInn 2016 Volume 6 Issue 2

International Journal of Innovation (IJInn) ISSN:0975 – 9808

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Evidence of persistent surge in Atmospheric Warming in IJEBU-ODE Metropolis. Aiyelokun Oluwatobi Oluwaseun. IJINN (2016), 6(2):9-13


Evidence of persistent surge in Atmospheric Warming in IJEBU-ODE Metropolis

Authors & Affiliation:

Aiyelokun Oluwatobi Oluwaseun

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria



The persistent increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has caused climate features to change. The study investigated the extent of surge in the atmospheric temperature in Ijebu-Ode metropolis using Parametric and Non Parametric statistical tools. Secondary data of atmospheric air temperature was obtained from the Nigeria Meteorological agency (NIMET) Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state station, which covers thirty-one (31) years. Results show that temporal air temperature trend had remained generally on the increase, with highest observation between 2003 and 2013. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) revealed that there was a significant variation in atmospheric warming, while the Mann Kendall test shows that there was a significant positive trend in atmospheric warming in Ijebu-Ode (Kendall’s tau = 0.308; p<0.05). The study concludes that there is need to encourage activities that ensure cleaner atmosphere and greener environment with the goal of enhancing sustainability in developing countries where impacts of climate change are more felt.

Keywords: Global Warming, Temperature, Variability, Parametric, Trend