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.
ALMIP Phase 2 deals with the local to meso scales.
Land surface, vegetation and hydrological models will participate and
be evaluated and inter-compared in order to identify key processes
which are not well modelled over this region, and to offer guidelines for
future model development for all 3 classes of models.
Participants are to perform the simulations in 2012.
if you would like to participate by either contributing simulations
or participating in model output analysis.
ALMIP2 is a
Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
Global Land Atmosphere System Study
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