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2013 West African Monsoon and its Modeling  Session


Workshop Agenda


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)


Dinner  7PM