International Journal of Geophysics

Advances in Climate Processes, Feedbacks, Variability, and Change for the West African Climate System


Publishing date
01 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2011

1Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA

2International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Palisades, NY 10964-1000, USA

3Laboratory for Atmospheric-Oceanic Physics-Simeon Fongang, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal

4Caribbean Institute for Hydrology and Meteorology, Bridgetown, Barbados


Advances in Climate Processes, Feedbacks, Variability, and Change for the West African Climate System

Description

Over the course of the last 10 years the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports to identify the ranges of uncertainty for the 21st century climate change in West Africa. However, large uncertainties still remain, especially, for precipitation, based on the last assessment. In this special issue, we aim to identify and disseminate recent advances in our understanding of the West African climate system. This includes studies that incorporate observations and simulations of various components of the climate system across multiple timescales including but is not limited to climate variability and the role of sea surface temperature anomalies and trends across the global ocean, long-term measurements, surface-atmosphere interactions, aerosol, atmospheric chemistry and climate connections, and global and regional modeling.

We believe that recent advances in the areas outlined above will help to bring clarity on the various factors that currently influence the West African climate system and will likely continue throughout the 21st century. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The 21st century global/regional climate projections
  • Land-atmosphere interactions and their linkages to weather and climate
  • Linkages between the Saharan Air Layer (SAL)/aerosols/chemistry and climate
  • Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean connections to West African Climate variability
  • Weather-climate connections (African easterly waves (AEWs), mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) and tropical cyclones, climate change, and variability)
  • New observation or tools to help quantify climate change in West Africa

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijgp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 354571
  • - Editorial

Advances in Climate Processes, Feedbacks, Variability and Change for the West African Climate System

Gregory S. Jenkins | Alessandra Giannini | ... | Andrea Sealy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 603949
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of the West African Continental, Coastal, and Marine Atmospheric Profiles during the Summer of 2006

Ibrahima Kalil Kante | Daouda Badiane | ... | Arona Diedhiou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 153256
  • - Research Article

Observations of an 11 September Sahelian Squall Line and Saharan Air Layer Outbreak during NAMMA-06

J. W. Smith | A. E. Reynolds | ... | S. Chan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 986016
  • - Research Article

Using Seasonal Climate Forecasts to Guide Disaster Management: The Red Cross Experience during the 2008 West Africa Floods

Arame Tall | Simon J. Mason | ... | Lisette Braman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 748921
  • - Review Article

Review of Recent Developments and the Future Prospective in West African Atmosphere/Land Interaction Studies

Yongkang Xue | Aaron Boone | Christopher M. Taylor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 972896
  • - Research Article

Multimodel GCM-RCM Ensemble-Based Projections of Temperature and Precipitation over West Africa for the Early 21st Century

I. Diallo | M. B. Sylla | ... | M. Camara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 625831
  • - Research Article

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

Nana A. K. Browne | Mouhamadou B. Sylla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 981649
  • - Research Article

On the Fine-Scale Topography Regulating Changes in Atmospheric Hydrological Cycle and Extreme Rainfall over West Africa in a Regional Climate Model Projections

M. B. Sylla | A. T. Gaye | G. S. Jenkins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 438706
  • - Research Article

Observations of Coastally Transitioning West African Mesoscale Convective Systems during NAMMA

Bradley W. Klotz | Paul Kucera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 597205
  • - Research Article

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

Guiling Wang | Clement A. Alo
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