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Clim. Past, 17, 1665–1684, 2021
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https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1665-2021
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Influence of the representation of convection on the mid-Holocene West African Monsoon

Leonore Jungandreas et al.

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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.