African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) is an international project to im-prove 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.
Since 2002, AMMA has been promoting international coordination of ongoing activities, basic research and a multi-year field campaign over West Africa and the tropical Atlantic. AMMA has been developing close partnerships between those involved in basic research of the WAM, operational forecasting and decision making, and has been establishing blended training and education activities for African technical institutions and schools.
This 3rd AMMA International conference will bring together researchers from around the world working on WAM processes, predictability and climate change issues as well as on society-environment-climate interactions, to review ongoing research activities and to discuss future contributions and directions within the AMMA programme. It also provides an ideal opportunity to broadcast the new knowledge towards a larger community.
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