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Proceedings: BibTeX citation key:  Genau2005a
Edited by Genau, I., Marsh, S., McQuaid, J. B., Redelsperger, J.-L., Thorncroft, C. D. & Van Den Akker, E. AMMA 1st International Conference: Extended abstracts. 2005. African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses, Dakar, November 28—December 4 2005.
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Categories: Aerosol and Chemistry, Atmospheric processes, Capacity building and training, Environment and Climate Monitoring, Land surface processes, Land surface-atmosphere feedback, Monsoon system and its variability, Ocean processes, Ocean-atmosphere interactions, Society-Environment-Climate interactions, Water cycle, Weather to Climatic modelling and forecasting
Keywords: Adaptation and Mitigation, Aerosol, Agriculture, Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Chemistry, Climate, Clouds - Convection, Data assimilation, Diurnal cycle, Downscaling, Dynamics, Early warning system, Health, Hydrology, Interannual variability, Intraseasonal variability, Land use, LOP - EOP, Modelling, Ocean Mixed Layer, Precipitation, Radiation, Satellites, Seasonal cycle, Society and Economy, SOP, Surface Flux, Vegetation, Water - Energy - Resources
Creators: Genau, Marsh, McQuaid, Redelsperger, Thorncroft, Van Den Akker
Publisher: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (Dakar)

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Abstract
African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) is an international project to improve our knowledge and understanding of the West African monsoon (WAM) and its variability using a multi-scale approach; timescales ranging from daily over inter-annual to decadal and beyond and space scales reaching from local over mesoscale to regional and global.
AMMA is motivated by an interest in fundamental scientific issues and by the societal need for improved prediction of the WAM and its impacts on West African nations. Vulnerability of West African societies to climate variability is likely to increase in the next decades as demands on resources increase in association with one of the World’s most rapidly growing populations. Vulnerability may be further increased in association with the effects of climate change and other factors linked to the fast growing population.
AMMA is promoting international coordination of ongoing activities, basic research and a multi-year field campaign over West Africa and the tropical Atlantic. AMMA is developing close partnerships between those involved in basic research of the WAM, operational forecasting and decision making, and it is establishing blended training and education activities for African technical institutions and schools.
The First International AMMA conference aimed to bring together researchers from around the world working on the WAM and its impacts, to review ongoing research activities and to discuss future contributions and directions within the AMMA research programme. It also provided the first real opportunity for establishing and coordinating collaborations at the international level and in particular with African scientists.
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