Oceanic Forcing of Sahel Rainfall on Interannual to Interdecadal Time Scales

@article{Giannini2003OceanicFO,
  title={Oceanic Forcing of Sahel Rainfall on Interannual to Interdecadal Time Scales},
  author={Alessandra Giannini and Ramalingam Saravanan and Ping Chang},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={302},
  pages={1027 - 1030}
}
We present evidence, based on an ensemble of integrations with NSIPP1 (version 1 of the atmospheric general circulation model developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the framework of the Seasonal-to-Interannual Prediction Project) forced only by the observed record of sea surface temperature from 1930 to 2000, to suggest that variability of rainfall in the Sahel results from the response of the African summer monsoon to oceanic forcing, amplified by land-atmosphere interaction. The… 
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