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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 625831, 17 pages
Research Article

Regional Climate Model Sensitivity to Domain Size for the Simulation of the West African Summer Monsoon Rainfall

1Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2Earth System Physics (ESP) Section, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), 34151 Trieste, Italy

Received 2 May 2011; Revised 29 August 2011; Accepted 5 November 2011

Academic Editor: Alessandra Giannini

Copyright © 2012 Nana A. K. Browne and Mouhamadou B. Sylla. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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