Information - AS1.11 African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (co-listed in BG, CL, HS, OS & SSS) (co-sponsored by iLEAPS)
The West African Monsoon (WAM) is a dynamical coupled system in which climate
evolution is linked to ocean/land surface forcings and to changes in
the atmospheric composition. The understanding and predictability
of the WAM variability requires a detailed knowledge of
feedbacks between the surface (land-ocean) and the atmosphere.
Such variability of the WAM has raised important issues related to
sustainability, land degradation, and food and water security in the
The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) programme
is an international integrated multidisciplinary project dedicated
our knowledge and understanding of the WAM and its variability
on daily-to-interannual timescales.
The aim of AMMA is to address practical issues related to prediction of the
WAM and applications in terms of societal need.
The objective of this session is to organize a joint forum for a wide range
of communities concerned with the WAM system and its human impacts.
Various different aspects of the WAM will be explored including
the physics, dynamics and chemistry of the atmosphere;
land surface processes; climate variability;
hydrological processes; and agricultural and socio-economic questions.
It is intended to bring together observers, modellers, forecasters and
socio-economists working on the WAM from the local scale
to the global scale.
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
A. Fink: WAM rainfall types,climatology and synoptic-scale environment.
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