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Research article
17 Apr 2014
Research article |  | 17 Apr 2014

Surface response to rain events throughout the West African monsoon

F. Lohou, L. Kergoat, F. Guichard, A. Boone, B. Cappelaere, J.-M. Cohard, J. Demarty, S. Galle, M. Grippa, C. Peugeot, D. Ramier, C. M. Taylor, and F. Timouk

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