Investigating the West African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models

Investigating the West African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models MEETING SUMMARIES Investigating th e Wes t African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models BY GREGORY S. JENKINS, ANDR E KAMGA, ADAMO U GARBA, ARON A DIEDHIOU, VERNO N MORRIS, AN D EVERETTE JOSEPH A three-day workshop at Howard University examined scientific and social issues associated with climate research in Wes t Africa. Climate variability land-use, climate change, and capacity building were discussed. three-day workshop took place at Howard were represented from Senegal, Cameroon, Niger, University in Washington, D.C., from 27 July Nigeria, Botswana, and Zambia. American scientists A through 29 July 2000 to examine scientific and from a host of university and research settings were social issues associated with climate research in West also participants in this workshop (Fig. 1). Africa. This workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) International and Atmo- BACKGROUN D AN D RATIONA L FOR TH E spheric Science programs. It was hosted by faculty WORKSHOP . West Africa has experienced a members from the Pennsylvania State University's downward trend in rain amounts during its wet pe- Department of Meteorology and the Howard Univer- riod (May-October) over the past 30 yr (Nicholson sity Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extrater- et http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Investigating the West African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(2002)083<0583:ITWACS>2.3.CO;2
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MEETING SUMMARIES Investigating th e Wes t African Climate System Using Global/Regional Climate Models BY GREGORY S. JENKINS, ANDR E KAMGA, ADAMO U GARBA, ARON A DIEDHIOU, VERNO N MORRIS, AN D EVERETTE JOSEPH A three-day workshop at Howard University examined scientific and social issues associated with climate research in Wes t Africa. Climate variability land-use, climate change, and capacity building were discussed. three-day workshop took place at Howard were represented from Senegal, Cameroon, Niger, University in Washington, D.C., from 27 July Nigeria, Botswana, and Zambia. American scientists A through 29 July 2000 to examine scientific and from a host of university and research settings were social issues associated with climate research in West also participants in this workshop (Fig. 1). Africa. This workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) International and Atmo- BACKGROUN D AN D RATIONA L FOR TH E spheric Science programs. It was hosted by faculty WORKSHOP . West Africa has experienced a members from the Pennsylvania State University's downward trend in rain amounts during its wet pe- Department of Meteorology and the Howard Univer- riod (May-October) over the past 30 yr (Nicholson sity Center for the Study of Terrestrial and Extrater- et

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Published: Apr 1, 2002

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