San Francisco, Sunday, December 8, 2013
I. Introduction: Xue, 1-1:05pm
II. Past WAM studies and new horizons in WAM researches (Invited): 1:05pm-2:05pm (Chairs: Thiaw; Boone)
Janicot, Serge (University Pierre et Marie Curie, France), Christopher D. Thorncroft, Doug J. Parker, Arona Diedhiou, Ernest A. Afiesimama: The second Phase of the AMMA program. New challenges and first results.
Fink, Andreas (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) and Peter Knippertz: The Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA) project
Lamb, Peter (Univ. of Oklahoma): The Weather-to-Climate Continuum and Sahel Rainfall.
Biasutti, Michela (Columbia Univ): West Africa Monsoon Changes in the CMIP5 Projections: Lessons from Idealized Simulations
Peugeot, Christophe (HSM, IRD, France), Aaron Anthony Boone, Jerome Demarty, grippa manuela, Kergoat Laurent, Bernard Cappelaere, Béranger Awessou, Jean-Martial Cohard, Sylvie Galle, Tania Gascon, Augusto Getirana, Basile Hector, Ossénath Mamadou, Aloïs Richard, Josiane Seghieri, Luc Séguis: How well do land surface models reproduce the water and energy cycles in the West African monsoon system ? Evaluation over the Upper Ouémé basin, Benin (ALMIP2 project)
Panel Discussion (every speaker is panel member): 20 minutes
III. Preliminary WAMM II results: 2:05pm-2:45pm (Chairs: Lau, Seidou Sanda)
Xue, Yongkang (UCLA) and Boone, Aaron (Meteo France)
Panel Discussions: 15 minutes
VI. WAM research in Africa (Invited): 2:45pm to 3:20pm (Chairs: Lau, Thiaw)
Ernest A. Afiesimama (Nigerian Meteorological Agency) and and Eniola A. Olaniyan: Current Interseasonal and Interannual Variabilities of West African Climate.
Ibrah Seidou Sanda (Centre Régional AGRHYMET, Niger) and Y. Xue: Realistic land use change effects on the West African Climate using a regional climate Model,
Mouhamed LY (Universté Cheick Anta Diop, Senegal/Centre Régional AGRHYMET, Niger): Advance analyses of temperature trends in the Sahel, and their relation to precipitation trends
Dieudonne P. YAKA (Burkina Meteorological Authority); Benjamin Sultan; Felix Tarbangdo; Wassila M. Thiaw: Prediction of meningococcal meningitis epidemics in western Africa.
Panel Discussion (WAM Research in Africa will be presented): 11 minutes
Break: 3:20pm to 3:45pm.
V. New WAM Research Highlight: 3:45pm-4:30pm (Chairs: Seidou Sanda, Boone)
Lau, William K.M. (GSFC/NASA), Kyu-Myong Kim and Peter Colarco: Effect of multi-decadal variation of SST on rainfall and dust transport over West Africa and northern Atlantic Ocean
Ma, Hsi-Yen, Carlos Roberto Mechoso Yongkang Xue, Heng Xiao, J. David Neelin, and Xuan Ji (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory): On the connection between continental-scale land surface processes and the tropical climate in a coupled ocean-atmosphere-land system
Chin, Mian (GSFC/NASA), Dongchul Kim, Thomas Diehl: Multi-decadal dust aerosol trends in North Africa and tropical North Atlantic: What are the driving forces?
De Sales, Fernando (UCLA), Yongkang Xue, Greg S Okin: Impact of burned area on African seasonal climate in regional modeling
Panel Discussion: 17 minutes
VI. New WAM Research: 4:30pm- 5pm (Chairs: Boone, Thiaw)
Ibrahima Kalil Kante (University of Dakar (UCAD), Senegal), Daouda Badiane, Saîdou Moustapha Sall, Abdoulaye Deme, and Arona Diedhiou: Comparative Study of the West African Continental, Coastal, and Marine Atmospheric Profiles during the summer of 2006
Wang, Guiling (Univ. Connecticut), Miao Yu, Y. Xue, Chenming Ji: Modeling the Impact of Land Cover Changes on West African Monsoon Using a Regional Climate Model: Sensitivity to Lateral Boundary Conditions
Hagos, Samson (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Lai-Yung Leung, Y. Xue, Aaron Anthony Boone, Maoyi Huang, JinHo Yoon: Assessment of Uncertainties in the Response of the African Monsoon Precipitation to Land Use Change in Regional Model Simulations
Gu, Yu (UCLA) and Y. Xue: Dust Aerosol Impact on the Sahel Climate: A GCM Investigation of Aerosol-Radiation-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions.
Liu, Yuwei (UC Berkeley) and John C H Chiang: Extratropical North Atlantic SST influence on Sahel rainfall
VII. Final Discussions: New WAM Research and Future WAMME Plan: 5pm-6pm (Chairs: Xue, Lau)