TY - CHAP A1 - M. B. Sylla A2 - I. Diallo A3 - J. S. Pal ED1 - Aondover Tarhule Y1 - 2013-08-28 PY - 2013 T1 - West African Monsoon in State-of-the-Science Regional Climate Models N2 - As societies transition to evidence-based adaptation and management there is increasing recognition of the need for understanding climate change and variability dynamics and impacts at regional levels and for various activities. This book is a contribution toward that goal. Readers interested in climate change management will find detailed discussions of climatic variability dynamics in selected regions as well as new innovative ways of monitoring climate change, assessing climate risks, and predicting impacts. Those interested in refreshing the fundamentals of climate change and climate variability will find a very accessible review of the status of knowledge on the subject, including a balanced interrogation of available evidence. In an attempt to keep the book accessible, every effort was made to minimize technical jargon without compromising scientific accuracy. The result should be useful to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. BT - Climate Variability SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/55140 DO - 10.5772/55140 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-17 ER -