African dry-air outbreaks

Jeremy T. Pennington, Chidong Zhang

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The presentation that documented African dry-air out-breaks independently of African dust outbreaks is discussed. The purpose is to study how much the dry-air outbreaks match the known characteristics of African dust outbreaks and to pave the road to explore the water vapor content of African dust outbreaks and the dust content of dry-air outbreaks. The goal is to quantify the effects of dust vs. dry air on convection and precipitation in the tropical Atlantic. The results from a comparison between the dry-air outbreaks and precipitation in the ITCZ show a reduction in precipitation by the dry-air outbreaks in boreal spring and summer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jul 14 2004
Event26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy - Miami, FL., United States
Duration: May 3 2004May 7 2004


Other26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorolgy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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