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Adrian M. Tompkins and Laura Feudale

1. Introduction In the tropics the sea surface temperature (SST) and its spatial gradients have a significant influence on both local and remote precipitation, documented in both observational studies ( Graham and Barnett 1987 ; Zhang 1993 ) and idealized integrations using cloud-resolving models (e.g., Grabowski et al. 2000 ; Tompkins 2001 ). The thermal inertia and assumed predictability of the SSTs imply that reliable seasonal predictions in the tropics are a realizable aim. This paper

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Sen Chiao and Gregory S. Jenkins

waves (AEWs), which propagate westward from western Africa toward the North Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea in the range of 10°–20°N ( Hopsch et al. 2007 ; Avila and Pasch 1992 ; Pasch and Avila 1994 ). For instance, during 1999, Tropical Storm Cindy formed off the coast of Senegal ( Sall and Sauvageot 2005 ) with reports of more than 100 fishermen fatalities in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania. In general, most convective activity [i.e., ensembles of more or less organized short-lived convective

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