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Observations of the Turkana jet and the East African dry tropics: The RIFTJet field campaign

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The Turkana low-level jet (LLJ) is an intrinsic part of the African climate system. It is the principle conduit for water vapor transport to the African interior from the Indian Ocean, and droughts in East Africa tend to occur when the jet is strong. The only direct observations of the Turkana jet come from manual tracking of pilot balloons in the 1980s. Now, modern reanalysis datasets disagree with one another over the strength of jet winds and underestimate the strength of the jet by 25%–75...

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10.1175/bams-d-21-0214.1

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
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Author
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0000-0001-9315-580X
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Journal:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society More from this journal
Volume:
103
Issue:
8
Pages:
e1828-e1842
Publication date:
2022-08-01
Acceptance date:
2022-04-25
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1520-0477
ISSN:
0003-0007
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English
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Review
Pubs id:
1279634
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pubs:1279634
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2024-07-08

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