The second field campaign of AMMA :
The scientific community is mobilized in West Africa to
study the monsoon.
The Special Observing Period of the international AMMA program, taking place in the summer of 2006 in Niamey was officially launched on the 9th of July. Its focus is to study processes specific of the main phases of the monsoon cycle, that is from the monsoon onset, which occurs typically near the end of June (phase 1) to the well developed monsoon (phase 2) marked by a peak of the rainy season over the Sahel, and a small dry season on the coast from the end of June to mid-September. The overarching goal of this summer Special Observing Periods (SOPs) is to enhance our
knowledge of the ocean-surface-atmosphere interactions in order to gain insight into the processes responsible for the inter-annual variability of rainy season over West Africa.
Press report 2006
More information on press releases available in French.
Press review 2006 - 2005
You’ll find items published in general press about AMMA project (Majority are in French)