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Belen Rodríguez-Fonseca, Elsa Mohino, Carlos R. Mechoso, Cyril Caminade, Michela Biasutti, Marco Gaetani, J. Garcia-Serrano, Edward K. Vizy, Kerry Cook, Yongkang Xue, Irene Polo, Teresa Losada, Leonard Druyan, Bernard Fontaine, Juergen Bader, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, Lisa Goddard, Serge Janicot, Alberto Arribas, William Lau, Andrew Colman, M. Vellinga, David P. Rowell, Fred Kucharski, and Aurore Voldoire

1. Introduction West Africa is the westernmost region of the northern tropical African continent. The region is primarily characterized by distributions of rainfall and vegetation that are primarily zonal with strong north–south gradients, and it is considered as an entity in the meteorological context ( Nicholson 2013 ). A monsoon season [the West African monsoon (WAM)] occurs every year, lasting from four to five months (May–September) near the Guinean coast and three months [July

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