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A westward extension of the tropical Pacific warm pool leads to March through June drying in Kenya and Ethiopia

Analysis of sea-surface temperature in the Indian Ocean shows that warming correlates with east African rainfall; the effect on atmospheric convection and precipitation over the Indian Ocean is greater than that associated with El NiƱo (ENSO).

by Williams, A. Park and Funk, Chris
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1199
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Atmospheric circulation, Climate change, Climatology, Ocean sciences, Precipitation (atmospheric), Sea surface temperature, Statistical analysis
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Ethiopia, Kenya, Indian
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