Session 3C AMMA II: Large-Scale Circulations

Monday, 28 April 2008: 1:15 PM-3:00 PM
Palms H (Wyndham Orlando Resort)
Host: 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Chris Thorncroft, University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Albany, NY

1:15 PM
The AMMA radiosonde programme and its implications for the future of atmospheric monitoring over Africa
Michael Christoph, Univ. of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; and A. H. Fink, D. J. Parker, S. Janicot, J. B. Ngamini, M. W. Douglas, E. Afiesimama, A. Agusti-Panareda, A. Beljaars, F. Dide, A. Diedhiou, T. Lebel, J. Polcher, J. L. Redelsperger, C. Thorncroft, and G. Wilson

1:30 PM
Annual cycle of the moisture transports associated with the Saharan heat low and their role in the coupled West African monsoon system
Hanh Nguyen, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and C. D. Thorncroft, C. Zhang, and P. Peyrillé
1:45 PM
2:30 PM
Analysis of the West African monsoon using an idealized two-dimensional model
Philippe Peyrillé, Météo-France, Toulouse, France; and J. P. Lafore and J. L. Redelsperger

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