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Communication incl. Poster: BibTeX citation key:  Tohozin
Tohozin, F., Bourlès, B., Adje, C., Sohou, Z., Degbe, G. & Djiman, R. 2009. Analysis of the Coastal Sea Surface Temperature in Cotonou (Benin) from historical & PROPAO data sets (first results). Work presented at Third International AMMA Conference, July 20—24, at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
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Categories: Ocean processes
Creators: Adje, Bourlès, Degbe, Djiman, Sohou, Tohozin
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
Collection: Third International AMMA Conference

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Abstract
As part of the Regional Program of Physical Oceanography in West Africa (PROPAO), a coastal network of autonomous thermometers (ONSET) has been deployed along the coast of the northern Gulf of Guinea, in Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, from 2005 to 2008. Benin is the country where the first thermometer has been deployed in Cotonou as early as July 2005, so offering a full three-year time series, in addition to historical data sets. We present here a first analysis of the coastal sea surface temperature in Cotonou, with a comparison of the different data sets in order to validate them and propose a systematic way to maintain the PROPAO coastal thermometers network. Then, a first analysis of the coastal upwelling in Benin (with a major one in boreal summer and a minor one in boreal winter) is proposed, and a potential relationship with the local wind and precipitation is studied.
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