Session 6D African Climate and Weather II

Tuesday, 11 May 2010: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Tucson Salon A-C (JW MArriott Starr Pass Resort)
Host: 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, Austin, TX
Chidong Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, Miami, FL

10:15 AM
Assessment of recent rainfall anomalies in West Africa
Wassila M. Thiaw, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD

10:30 AM
Coastal rainfall onset in the West African monsoon
Hanh Nguyen, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and C. Thorncroft and C. Zhang
10:45 AM
Some dynamical aspects of the precipitation regime over western equatorial Africa
Sharon E. Nicholson, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and B. Jackson

11:00 AM
Variability of Atmospheric Moisture during the Boreal Spring in West Africa
Roberto J. Mera, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC; and F. H. M. Semazzi and A. G. Laing
11:15 AM
Anomalous northern hemispheric summer mid-tropospheric circulation over West Africa
Isaac K. Tetteh, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and F. H. M. Semazzi
11:45 AM
Theory and observations of West African monsoon onset
Kerry H. Cook, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

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