Correction to “Physical mechanism of long-term drying trend over tropical North Africa”

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This article corrects:

  1. Physical mechanism of long-term drying trend over tropical North Africa Volume 37, Issue 9, Article first published online: 11 May 2010

[1] 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.

Figure 1.

Redrafted Figure 1 from the original article. (a–b) Distributions of climatological summer precipitation averaged from 1961 to 1990, (c–d) linear trends of precipitation from 1902 to 1998, and (e–f) time series of the summer precipitation anomaly with respect to the climatology from 1961 to 1990 averaged over the land within the rectangular region shown in Figures 1a–1d. The left side shows the observations and the right shows the FULL experiments. In Figure 1e the CRU, the GHCN, and the GPCC are shown by red, green, and blue dots and lines, respectively. In Figure 1f shading represents the range between the maximum and minimum values in 4 ensemble members.

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