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Book Section: ID no. (ISBN etc.):  ISBN 978-3-642-12956-8 BibTeX citation key:  Fink2010a
Fink, A. H., Paeth, H., Ermert, V., Pohle, S. & Diederich, M. (2010) Meteorological processes influencing the weather and climate of Benin. IN Speth, P., Christoph, M. & Diekkrueger, B. (Eds.), Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa.
Added by: Andreas Fink 2011-03-07 12:56:02
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Creators: Christoph, Diederich, Diekkrueger, Ermert, Fink, Paeth, Pohle, Speth
Publisher: Springer
Collection: Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa

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Abstract
The major rain-bearing weather systems in Benin are presented along with some of their major characteristics, their contribution to annual rainfall in 2002, and their seasonal cycles. The long-term variability in annual rainfall and in days with (strong) rainfall is shown for three regions in Benin. The relation of rainfall fluctuation in these three Beninese regions to the larger-scale variability at the Guinea coast and Central Sahel is discussed. Finally, the large-scale forcing mechanisms of interannual to decadal rainfall variability in Benin and West Africa are reviewed.
Added by: Andreas Fink