Observation of a Variable Northerly Wind Component in the African Monsoon Layer

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  • 1 Laboratoire Associé de Météorologie, Université de Clermont II, B.P. 45, 63170 Aubière, France
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Abstract

This note describes low-level observations obtained during WAMEX from an instrumented DC 7 aircraft. These data give a detailed description of the dynamical and thermodynamical structure of the layer 0.5–3 km over a zonal and a meridional cross section. The results indicate that a large and variable northerly wind occurs down to the Equator in the monsoon layer.

Abstract

This note describes low-level observations obtained during WAMEX from an instrumented DC 7 aircraft. These data give a detailed description of the dynamical and thermodynamical structure of the layer 0.5–3 km over a zonal and a meridional cross section. The results indicate that a large and variable northerly wind occurs down to the Equator in the monsoon layer.

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