Contrasted land‐surface processes along the West African rainfall gradient

Séguis, L., Boulain, N., Cappelaere, B., Cohard, J. M., Favreau, G., Galle, S., Guyot, A., Hiernaux, P., Mougin, E., Peugeot, C., Ramier, D., Seghieri, J., Timouk, F., Demarez, V., Demarty, J., Descroix, L., Descloitres, M., Grippa, M., Guichard, F., Kamagaté, B., Kergoat, L., Lebel, T., Le Dantec, V., Le Lay, M., Massuel, M. and V Trichon, V. (2011) Contrasted land‐surface processes along the West African rainfall gradient. Atmospheric Science Letters, 12 1: 31-37. doi:10.1002/asl.327

Author Séguis, L.
Boulain, N.
Cappelaere, B.
Cohard, J. M.
Favreau, G.
Galle, S.
Guyot, A.
Hiernaux, P.
Mougin, E.
Peugeot, C.
Ramier, D.
Seghieri, J.
Timouk, F.
Demarez, V.
Demarty, J.
Descroix, L.
Descloitres, M.
Grippa, M.
Guichard, F.
Kamagaté, B.
Kergoat, L.
Lebel, T.
Le Dantec, V.
Le Lay, M.
Massuel, M.
V Trichon, V.
Title Contrasted land‐surface processes along the West African rainfall gradient
Journal name Atmospheric Science Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-261X
Publication date 2011-02-22
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/asl.327
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 37
Total pages 7
Place of publication Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We review the main results of land-surface studies obtained in the three sites of the long-term observing system AMMA-CATCH. Runoff in the Sahel enhances the variability of energy partitioning between non-infiltrative areas where sensible heat is dominant and infiltrative areas where soil water availability increases the latent flux. In terms of water resources, an increase in runoff over the past 50 years, already reported for the exoreic Sahel, was revealed in the endoreic Sahel. In the Sudanian domain, the subsurface origin of streamflow could explain its decrease over the same period.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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