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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 597205, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/597205
Research Article

Changes in Precipitation Seasonality in West Africa Predicted by RegCM3 and the Impact of Dynamic Vegetation Feedback

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 261 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

Received 5 May 2011; Accepted 26 September 2011

Academic Editor: Andrea Sealy

Copyright © 2012 Guiling Wang and Clement A. Alo. 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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