This article is based on the Symons Memorial Lecture ‘The dynamics of deserts’, delivered by the author to the Royal Meteorological Society on 20 March 1974. In that lecture he proposed a bio-geophysical feedback mechanism to account, at least partially, for the drought in the Sahel. Since then, numerical integrations have been performed which appear to confirm his hypothesis. They have been reported elsewhere and are described in an appendix to this article.
Dynamics of deserts and drought in the Sahel†
Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2006
Copyright © 1975 Royal Meteorological Society
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Volume 101, Issue 428, pages 193–202, April 1975
How to Cite
Charney, J. G. (1975), Dynamics of deserts and drought in the Sahel. Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 101: 193–202. doi: 10.1002/qj.49710142802
- Issue online: 15 DEC 2006
- Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2006
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: GA-28724X
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