African Easterly Waves

African Easterly Waves
At the end of this module, learners should be able to:
  • Describe the horizontal and vertical structure, speed, and frequency of African easterly waves
  • Describe their geographic location and seasonal cycle
  • Describe their typical lifecycle over Africa
  • Explain the theories for their formation
  • Describe the relationship between easterly waves and deep convection
  • Describe the hazards associated with easterly waves
  • Describe at least three methods of identifying and tracking easterly waves
  • Describe their transformation and impacts as they move downstream to the Atlantic, Caribbean, and East Pacific