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AMMA-Africa (or AMMANET)

Brings together scientists from many African nations and coordinates their contribution to AMMA. It is based on proposals made by individual scientists and small teams in universities and research centers.
The scientific committee of AMMA-Africa (CSAM) reviewed these proposals and initiated collaborations. Compared to the other components of AMMA the emphasis in AMMA-Africa is more on impact studies.

The review process produced a science plan for Africa called the PIAF : Implementation Plan AMMA Africa. Efforts are now underway to seek funding in African and elsewhere for the various working packages of the PIAF.

Link to Web page AMMA Africa

AMMA-France is the French AMMA contribution

which is being funded by all French research organizations involved in environmental sciences.
The science plan of AMMA-France follows the one of AMMA-EU but the emphasis has been shifted to correspond better to the strength of the French community.

Within AMMA-France more refined strategies have been for instance elaborated for the water cycle studies or the use of land-surface models for producing surface states. The oceanographic observations within AMMA are predominantly contributed by AMMA-France.
The scientific steering committee (CCMA : Comitee of Coordination African Monsoon ) is charged of coordinating the working packages and preparing the deployment of instruments.

Organisations that support the AMMA project

- Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) & INSU
- Institut Français de Recherches en Mer (IFREMER)
- Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD)
- Météo France
- Ministère des affaires étrangères

AMMA Germany is a consortium of several German universities and research centres

involved in the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses project :

- Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne
- Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn
- Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen
- DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics
- Deutscher Wetterdienst
- Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - Troposphere Research
- Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research - Environmental Research
- University of Mainz
- Meteorological Institute, University of Munich
- University of Würzburg
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Access to AMMA Germany web site

AMMA-UK is a project funded by NERC and bringing together the British AMMA community.

The proposed research concentrates on the following topics within AMMA :

- Land surface and atmosphere interaction,
- WAM microclimate and applications,
- Convection and WAM dynamics,
- Tropospheric composition,
- The tropical tropopause layer.

A large instrumental deployment is also planed within AMMA-UK. The project is headed by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) which will coordinate the scientific and observational work-packages and ensure a smooth execution of the project.

Link to the Web page of AMMA UK

AMMA-US gathers a number of American scientists.

A Scientific Steering Group (SSG) has been established for AMMA-US and its first action has been to write a science plan. The US proposal emphasized research on weather, climate and aerosol over West Africa and the downstream tropical Atlantic.
Parts of this science plan have been submitted for funding to various American funding agencies and we expect to know the outcome of these proposals during 2005. US-funding for the deployment of the mobile ARM facility in Niamey in 2006 has already been secured.

Link to the Web page of AMMA US

AMMA-EU is the project funded by the European Commission.

It has been selected as an Integrated Project under the call entitled "Hot spots in the Earth System".
AMMA-EU federates the various national activities in Europe and brings together the geophysical and socio-economical communities working in Africa. The goals set for this project are to improve our capability in weather and climate forecasting and food security management. This will be achieved by advancing our knowledge of the processes active in the monsoon and enhancing the environmental monitoring systems. A corner stone of the project is to ensure that radio-soundings in the region reach the weather forecasting centers and that the network is upgraded.

Link to Web page AMMA-EU

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