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Indo-Pacific sea surface temperature influences on failed consecutive rainy seasons over eastern Africa

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Andrew Hoell, and Christopher C. Funk, 2014, Indo-Pacific sea surface temperature influences on failed consecutive rainy seasons over eastern Africa: Climate Dynamics, v. 43, iss. 5-6.

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Rainfall over eastern Africa (10°S–10°N; 35°E–50°E) is bimodal, with seasonal maxima during the "long rains" of March–April–May (MAM) and the "short rains" of October–November–December (OND). Below average precipitation during consecutive long and short rains seasons over eastern Africa can have devastating long-term impacts on water availability and agriculture. Here, we examine the forcing of drought during consecutive long and short rains seasons over eastern Africa by Indo-Pacific sea surface temperatures (SSTs). The forcing of eastern Africa precipitation and circulation by SSTs is tested using ten ensemble simulations of a global weather forecast model forced by 1950–2010 observed global SSTs. Since the 1980s, Indo-Pacific SSTs [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1991-6
series unknown Climate Dynamics

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journalClimate Dynamics
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