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The AMMA Field Campaigns: accomplishments and lessons learned

Lebel, Thierry and Parker, Douglas J. and Flamant, Cyrille and Höller, Hartmut and Polcher, Jan and Redelsperger, Jean-Luc and Thorncroft, Jean-Luc Redelsperger6, Chris Thorncroft7 and Bock, Olivier and Bourles, Bernard and Galle, Sylvie and Marticorena, Béatrice and Mougin, Eric and Peugeot, Christophe and Cappelaere, Bernard and Descroix, Luc and Diedhiou, Arona and Gaye, Amadou and Lafore, Jean-Philippe (2011) The AMMA Field Campaigns: accomplishments and lessons learned. Atmospheric Science Letters, 12, pp. 123-128. DOI: 10.1002/asl.323.

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Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asl.323/abstract


The AMMA (African Monsoon Multidiscplinary Analysis) field programme aimed at documenting the West African Monsoon (WAM) climate system, in all its geophysical components. It also includes an important socio-economic component. Encompassing a wide range of spatial and time scales, AMMA is one of the most ambitious such programmes ever set up. While the key accomplishments of AMMA are summarised in this paper, a few lessons of broad interest are also drawn both as a tribute to the extraordinary efforts made by a community of several hundreds of people and as possible guidelines for ensuring a long lasting future to integrated climate and environmental studies in West Africa.

Document Type:Article
Title:The AMMA Field Campaigns: accomplishments and lessons learned
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lebel, ThierryIRD/UJF-Grenoble, F
Parker, Douglas J.Univ. of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Flamant, CyrilleCNRS, F
Höller, HartmutDLR
Polcher, JanCNRS, F
Redelsperger, Jean-LucCNRS, F
Thorncroft, Jean-Luc Redelsperger6, Chris Thorncroft77Univ. at Albany, NY, USA
Bock, OlivierLAREG, Paris, F
Bourles, BernardIRD, Toulouse, F
Galle, SylvieIRD/UJF-Grenoble, F
Marticorena, BéatriceCNRS, F
Mougin, EricCNRS, F
Peugeot, ChristopheIRD, Montpellier, F
Cappelaere, BernardIRD, Montpellier, F
Descroix, LucIRD/UJF-Grenoble, F
Diedhiou, AronaIRD/UJF-Grenoble, F
Gaye, AmadouUCAD, Dakar, Senegal
Lafore, Jean-PhilippeM´et´eo-France, Toulouse, F
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Science Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 123-128
Keywords:field campaigns;instrument deployment;long-term monitoring;capacity building;West Africa
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 16:17
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:10

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