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Characterizing the synoptic expression of the Angola Low

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The Angola low is a key feature of the southern Africa wet season atmosphere that influences precipitation across the continent. This paper uses ERA-Interim to show that the synoptic expression of the Angola low is a combination of dry heat lows and moist tropical low pressure systems. The Angola heat low and Angola tropical low composites are contrasted against similar lows observed in other continental tropical regions and found to be broadly comparable. The implications that the distinctio...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0017.1

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Geography and the Environment
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Natural Environment Research Council
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NE/ M020207/1
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Origin Foundation John Monash Scholarship
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
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Journal of Climate More from this journal
Volume:
31
Issue:
17
Pages:
7147-7165
Publication date:
2018-07-30
Acceptance date:
2018-05-29
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EISSN:
1520-0442
ISSN:
0894-8755
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pubs:860128
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uuid:0a999ab7-92ac-4a56-a9fa-40f253bfc8d2
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pubs:860128
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860128
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2018-07-02

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