NOTE! As of April 2012, ALMIP2 is now requesting participation...
ALMIP-Phase2: Local to Mesoscale
The AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis)
project was organized in recent years with the main goal of obtaining a better understanding
of the intra-seasonal and interannual variability of the west-African monsoon (WAM).
Land-atmosphere coupling is theorized to be
significant in this region, therefore a high priority goal of AMMA
is therefore to better understand and model the influence of the spatio-temporal variability of surface processes on the
atmospheric circulation patterns and the regional water cycle.
The AMMA Land surface Model Intercomparison Project (ALMIP)
is part of the AMMA-EU (European Union) and API
(Action Programmée Interorganisme: AMMA French program) work packages (WP) 4.1.
It is being conducted at
(Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques:
National Center for Meteorological Research) and
(Centre Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère: Center for the Study of the Biosphere from Space), in Toulouse, France.
The ALMIP Phase 1 Overview article reference is
Projects with links to ALMIP:
- ALMIP-Phase2: Local to Mesoscale
- West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation WAMME
- ALMIP simulations coupled to the Community Microwave Emission Model (CMEM)
- AMMA Model Intercomparison Project
Special Thanks to:
- POSTEL Service Centre at
MEDIAS-France for customizing and providing the LSA SAF products.
for providing us with the radiative flux products
- We would like to extend our gratitude to the people working on the
AMMA-SAT database who have
generated the EPSAT precipitation
product developped by the Precip-AMMA group at IPSL/LMD.
- The European Centre for Medium Range Weather prediction (ECMWF)
for atmospheric data and assistance
- The Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission
Precipitation Group for the
TRMM 3B42 V6 product
- Many more yet to be awknowledged!