Session 10A African Climate Variations and Change—Part II

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
616 AB (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Wassila Thiaw, CPC, CPC, Camp Springs, MD and Rory Gordon John Fitzpatrick, Univ. of Leeds, Leeds

10:30 AM
An IR Sounding–Based Analysis of the Saharan Air Layer in North Africa
Stephen D. Nicholls, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; and K. I. Mohr
11:00 AM
On the Coherence of Sahel Region under Different Emissions Scenarios
Hamada S. Badr, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; and B. F. Zaitchik

11:15 AM
Why Do Global Climate Models Struggle to Represent Low-Level Clouds in the West African Summer Monsoon?
Andreas H. Fink, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; and P. Knippertz, A. Kniffka, G. Pante, and L. Hannak
11:30 AM
Observed Trends in Dry Season Convection over the Congo Basin Using Multiple Satellite Datasets
Ajay Raghavendra, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY; and L. Zhou and Y. Jiang
11:45 AM
Re-Examining the ITCZ as a Control on Rainfall and Its Variability in Equatorial Africa
Sharon E. Nicholson, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL; and A. H. Fink, C. C. Funk, and T. A. Vaughan

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