Innovative observations of ocean/atmosphere interactions in the tropical/subtropical Atlantic Ocean.

Brandt, Peter , Dengler, Marcus , Latif, Mojib and Macke, Andreas (2008) Innovative observations of ocean/atmosphere interactions in the tropical/subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Open Access IFM-GEOMAR [Annual] Report, 2007 . pp. 14-16.

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Abstract

People on the Indian sub-continent
are not the only ones to rely on
monsoon-induced changes. West Africa
has highly variable seasonal rainfalls as
well. Whether certain regions in West
Africa will be exposed to major rainfall
or near-drought conditions is largely
determined by water temperatures
in the central and eastern equatorial
Atlantic. A comprehensive oceanic and
atmospheric measurement and modeling
program at IFM-GEOMAR is aimed
at improving the seasonal predictability
of precipitation patterns in countries
adjacent to the Gulf of Guinea
and the northeastern regions of Brazil.
This in turn might lead to early preventive
measures in the fight against
climate-related diseases, such as dengue
fever, malaria, cholera, and meningitis,
and might lead to an improved
adaptation of agricultural usage to
regional climate conditions.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Der Jahresbericht ist in der GEOMAR-Bibliothek vorhanden.
Keywords: Ozean/Atmosphäre-Interaktion, ocean/atmosphere interactions, tropischer/subtropischer Atlantik, tropical/subtropical Atlantic Ocean,
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-ME Maritime Meteorology
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 09:36
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/15458

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