The West African Monsoon

  title={The West African Monsoon},
  author={Serge Janicot and LOCEANIIPSL lRD and JEAN-PHILIPPE LAFORE and CNRMlGAME MeMo-France},
  • Serge Janicot, LOCEANIIPSL lRD, +1 author CNRMlGAME MeMo-France
  • Published 2011
This chapter provides a description of the West African monsoon (WAM) and of its variability at a wide range of space and timescales. After summarizing the current understanding of its annual cycle, we analyze its variability on interannual and longer timescales including how the WAM may change in the coming century. The intraseasonal variability and its understanding are then addressed. Finally we summarize the recent progress made concerning weather systems and process studies. The chapter… CONTINUE READING
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