Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9541–9561, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9541-2019

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9541–9561, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9541-2019
Research article
29 Jul 2019
Research article | 29 Jul 2019

Sensitivity of GPS tropospheric estimates to mesoscale convective systems in West Africa

Samuel Nahmani et al.

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A mesoscale convective system (MCS) is a cloud system that occurs in connection with an ensemble of thunderstorms and produces a contiguous precipitation area of the order of 100 km or more. Numerous questions related to MCSs remain poorly answered (e.g., their life cycle, and interactions between physical processes and atmospheric circulations). This work shows how a GPS technique can provide relevant and complementary information on MCSs passing over or in the vicinity of observation stations.
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