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Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa

Lafore, J.-P. and Flamant, C. and Guichard, F. and Parker, D.J. and Bouniol, D. and Fink, A. and Giraud, V. and Gosset, M. and Hall, N. and Höller, H. and Jones, S.C. and Protat, A. and Roca, R. and Roux, F. and Said, F. and Thorncroft, C. (2011) Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa. Atmospheric Science Letters, 12, pp. 7-12. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/asl.335

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Abstract

The major advances achieved during African monsoon multidisciplinary analysis in our physical understanding of the West African monsoon (WAM) system are reviewed. Recent research provides an advanced understanding of key WAM features. The Saharan heat low, the interactions of the monsoon flow with the surface and the reversed flow on top of it, all play a more important role than previously assumed, and interact according to the phase of the diurnal cycle of convection. Recent studies also emphasise the significance of upstream conditions in Central and East Africa, as well as strong interactions between midlatitudes and the WAM.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/67783/
Document Type:Article
Title:Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lafore, J.-P.Météo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Flamant, C.Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FUNSPECIFIED
Guichard, F.Météo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Parker, D.J.Univ. of Leeds, Leeds, UKUNSPECIFIED
Bouniol, D.Météo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Fink, A.Univ. zu Köln, KölnUNSPECIFIED
Giraud, V.CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand, FUNSPECIFIED
Gosset, M.IRD, Grenoble, FUNSPECIFIED
Hall, N.Univ. de Toulouse, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Höller, H.DLRUNSPECIFIED
Jones, S.C.KIT, KarlsruheUNSPECIFIED
Protat, A.CAWCR, Melbourne, AUUNSPECIFIED
Roca, R.Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FUNSPECIFIED
Roux, F.CNRS, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Said, F.CNRS, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Thorncroft, C.State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:2011
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Science Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:12
DOI :10.1002/asl.335
Page Range:pp. 7-12
Publisher:Wiley
Status:Published
Keywords:African monsoon; heat low; African easterly jet; convection; atmospheric boundary layer; tropical-extratropical interactions
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Freund, Jana
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 16:13
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:58

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