author = "Kouadio, Y. K. and Machado, L. A. T. and Servain, J.",
          affiliation = "University of Cocody (Abidjan, C{\^o}te d’Ivoire) and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and Institut de Recherche 
                         pour le D{\'e}veloppement (Paris, France)",
                title = "Tropical Atlantic Hurricanes Originating from West Africa 
                         Mesoscale Convective Systems",
            booktitle = "Proceedings...",
                 year = "2007",
         organization = "AGU Joint Assembly.",
             abstract = "This study focuses on the relationship between Mesoscale 
                         Convective Systems (MCSs) initiated in West Africa and subsequent 
                         cyclogenesis in North tropical Atlantic Ocean. MCS data are 
                         obtained from a convective cloud cluster tracking algorithm 
                         (FORTRACC) using Meteosat observations. We argue about a 
                         continuing propagation of fragmented stratiform parts of MCSs 
                         after their dissipations in the ocean. Ten occurrences during 
                         2004-2005 of time lags and distances between MCS dissipations and 
                         hurricane initiations fairly agree with easterly wave propagations 
                         at a mean celerity of 9.7 m/s. It is shown that such a 
                         relationship occurs during a persisted SST anomaly dipole marked 
                         by a strong positive event in the Northern tropical Atlantic and a 
                         rather cold event in the Guinea Gulf.",
  conference-location = "Acapulco - M{\'e}xico",
      conference-year = "22 - 25 maio",
           copyholder = "SID/SCD",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "west_kouadio.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "25 jan. 2021"