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University of Hawaii at Manoa

August Marine-cloudiness and Land-rainfall of Tropical Atlantic

Caption: This graphic shows changes over the last 60 years in the August marine-cloudiness and land-rainfall over the tropical Atlantic. Yellow to dark red indicates more cloudiness/rainfall; light blue to gray, less cloudiness/rainfall. Over land, dark red = 40 mm/month more rain, and grey = 40 mm/month less rain. Note the significant increase in rainfall on the Guinea Coast.

Credit: Hiroki Tokinaga, IPRC/SOEST/UHM

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