RM3 NASA/GISS Model Outputs over West Africa

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RM3 is the regional climate model at the  Center for Climate Systems Research of  Columbia University and the NASA/Goddard  Institute for Space Studies (CCSR/GISS).  The RM3 driven by reanalysis data has been  used to study the variability of the West African  summer monsoon (Druyan et al. [5, 6]).  Druyan et al. [7] show that RM3 simulations  driven by NCEP reanalysis 2 (NCPR2) capture  the major features of a developing tropical  cyclone moving from West Africa to the  eastern Atlantic. The congruity of simulated  daily precipitation patterns and circulation  with observational evidence motivates the  current application of RM3 in these daily  weather forecasts.  
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[7]   Druyan L, Fulakeza M, Lonergan P, Noble E. Regional climate model simulation of the AMMA special observing period #3 and the pre-helene easterly wave. Meteorol Atmos Phys 2009; 103: 191-210.