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Analysis of African rainfall variability and change

PI: Michela Biassutti
Institution: Columbia University
Additional Investigators: Alessandra Giannini, Naomi Naik
Abstract:
Our intent is to document how different models reproduce past African rainfall variability and what are their projection for the future. Moreover, we intend to address whether the statistical relationships between African precipitation on one hand and SST and tropospheric temperature on the other is consistent across models and stationary over time.
Publications:
  • Biasutti, M., A.H. Sobel, and S.J. Camargo, 2009: The role of the Sahara Low in summertime Sahel rainfall variability and change in the CMIP3 models. Journal of Climate. Accepted. Abstract. Edit.
  • Biasutti, M., and A. Giannini, 2006: Robust Sahel drying in response to late 20th century forcings. Geophyisical Research Letters, 33, L11706, doi:10.1029/2006GL026067. Abstract. Full Article. Edit.
  • Biasutti, M., I.M. Held, A.H. Sobel, and A. Giannini, 2008: SST forcings of Sahel rainfall variability in simulations of the 20th and 21st centuries.. Journal of Climate, 21, 3471--3486, DOI: 10.1175/2007JCLI1896.1. Abstract. Edit.

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