Background albedo dynamics improve simulated precipitation variability in the Sahel region

@inproceedings{Vamborg2013BackgroundAD,
  title={Background albedo dynamics improve simulated precipitation variability in the Sahel region},
  author={F. S. E. Vamborg and Victor Brovkin and Martin Claussen},
  year={2013}
}
Using the general circulation model ECHAM5– JSBACH forced by observed sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for the 20th century, we investigate the role of vegetation and land surface albedo dynamics in shaping rainfall variability in the Sahel. We use two different land surface albedo schemes, one in which the albedo of the canopy is varying and one in which the albedo changes of the surface below the canopy are also taken into account. The SST forcing provides the background for simulating the… CONTINUE READING
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