The West African monsoon

Lafore, Jean Philippe; Biasutti, Michela; Knippertz, Peter; Taylor, Christopher ORCID: 2017 The West African monsoon. In: Chang, Chih-Pei; Kuo, Hung-Chi; Lau, Ngar-Cheung; Johnson, Richard H.; Wang, Bin; Wheeler, Matthew, (eds.) The global monsoon system: research and forecast. 3rd ed. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 35-49. (World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate, v. 9).

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This chapter provides a summary of the recent advances made on the understanding and simulation of the coupled atmosphere-ocean-land system of the West African Monsoon (WAM) and of its variability on a wide range of space and timescales. More specifically we highlight the interannual to climate scales, the intraseasonal variability, weather systems and their predictability, the surface atmosphere coupling and the coupling with dust.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Reynard
ISBN: 9789813200906
ISSN: 2010-2763
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Date made live: 07 Mar 2017 11:43 +0 (UTC)

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