In “Physical mechanism of long-term drying trend over tropical North Africa” by H. Kawase et al. (Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L09706, doi:10.1029/2010GL043038), Figure 1d was incorrect due to an error in our drawing process. It showed a precipitation trend in the ARSL experiment, not the FULL experiment. The correct figure appears here. The corrected Figure 1d shows the drying trend over tropical North Africa as well as the observation (Figure 1c), although the moistening trend around 15E is not simulated. The precipitation trends over tropical North Africa are similar between the FULL and the ARSL experiments because the precipitation trend is mainly controlled by the changes in aerosols in the 20th Century as concluded in this paper.