Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Clim. Past, 17, 1665–1684, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1665-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1665–1684, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1665-2021

Research article 05 Aug 2021

Research article | 05 Aug 2021

Influence of the representation of convection on the mid-Holocene West African Monsoon

Leonore Jungandreas et al.

Data sets

ICON-NWP simulations of the West African Monsoon during the mid-Holocene using parameterized and explicit convection and present-day land surface Leonore Jungandreas, Cathy Hohenegger, and Martin Claussen https://doi.org/10.26050/WDCC/ICON-NWP_mH_convection

Model code and software

The influence of the representation of convection on the mid-Holocene West African Monsoon – Scripts Leonore Jungandreas, Cathy Hohenegger, and Martin Claussen http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0007-6597-D

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Short summary
We investigate the impact of explicitly resolving convection on the mid-Holocene West African Monsoon rain belt by employing the ICON climate model in high resolution. While the spatial distribution and intensity of the precipitation are improved by this technique, the monsoon extents further north and the mean summer rainfall is higher in the simulation with parameterized convection.