The response in rainfall in the experiments ALB_VEG and ALB with respect to CNTRL are rather similar (Fig.
Indeed, Fig 4 shows the surface pressure and 925 hPa wind responses for ALBVEG with respect to CNTRL (the response in ALB is very similar and therefore not shown), which indicate a positive pressure anomaly just to the north of Sahel around 20N and north easterly diverging winds in the Sahel region that are leading to moisture flux divergence.
The responses in ALB VEG and ALB with respect to CNTRL are very similar.
5 a and 5b show the total soil wetness change in ALB VEG and ALB with respect to CNTRL respectively.
As expected the soil wetness is decreasing in the Sahel region in both experiments with respect to the CNTRL.