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Perspective for nested climate modelling over southern Africa

F. A. Engelbrecht
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 19, No 2 | a744 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v19i2.744 | © 2000 F. A. Engelbrecht | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 July 2000 | Published: 15 July 2000

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F. A. Engelbrecht,, South Africa

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Abstract

The climate of southern Africa is fundamentally affected by mesoscale circulation patterns that are not adequately simulated by global atmospheric general circulation models (AGCMs). The technique of nested climate modelling (NCM) utilises high-resolution limited area models (LAMs) to obtain climate simulations of the mesoscale from essentially synoptical scale AGCM results.

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