Kinematic structures, diabatic profiles, and precipitation systems in West Africa during summer 2006
West Africa is a region characterized by great spatial contrasts in temperature, precipitation, and topography, which combine to create many complex and interesting weather phenomena. In particular, the area is home to a seasonal monsoon, propagating easterly waves, and some of the most intense thunderstorm systems on Earth. These types of events have both local and global effects - precipitation variability has a major bearing on regional water resource issues, while West Africa is also the source of many of the disturbances that develop into tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean. ...
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