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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2012, Article ID 369567, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/369567
Research Article

Heavy Rainfall Episodes in the Eastern Northeast Brazil Linked to Large-Scale Ocean-Atmosphere Conditions in the Tropical Atlantic

1Laboratoire de Physique de l’Atmosphère (LPA), UFR-SSMT, Université de Cocody, 22 BP 582, Abidjan 22, Cote D'Ivoire
2Fundação Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hídricos (FUNCEME), Avenida Rui Barbosa 1246, Aldeota, 60115-221 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
3Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR182-LOCEAN, Université de Paris VI, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris, France
4Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (CPTEC), Rodovia Pres. Dutra, km 40, 12630-000 Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil
5Grupo de Oceanografia Tropical (GOAT), Instituto de Fisica, Departamento de Fisica da Terra e do Meio Ambiente, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Travessa Barão de Jeremoabo, s/n, Campus Ondina, 40170-280 Salvador, BA, Brazil

Received 19 December 2011; Accepted 19 May 2012

Academic Editor: Hann-Ming Henry Juang

Copyright © 2012 Yves K. Kouadio et al. 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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