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The West African climate system: a review of the AMMA model inter-comparison initiatives

Ruti, P. M.; Williams, J. E.; Hourdin, F.; Guichard, F.; Boone, A.; van Velthoven, P.; Favot, F.; Musat, I.; Rummukainen, Markku LU and Dominguez, M., et al. (2011) In Atmospheric Science Letters 12(1). p.116-122
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We review the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) model inter-comparison activities for West Africa. The Model Inter-comparison Project is an evaluation exercise of how global and regional atmospheric models represent seasonal and intra-seasonal variations of the climate and rainfall over the Sahel. The Land surface Model Inter-comparison Project in turn focuses on modelling critical land surface processes over West Africa and on their link with the atmosphere. The CHEmistry Model Inter-comparison Project (CHEMIP) is a comparison of the tropospheric composition as simulated by a number of Chemical Transport Models (CTM) and Chemistry-Climate Models. We highlight the main model limitations and provide recommendations for... (More)
We review the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) model inter-comparison activities for West Africa. The Model Inter-comparison Project is an evaluation exercise of how global and regional atmospheric models represent seasonal and intra-seasonal variations of the climate and rainfall over the Sahel. The Land surface Model Inter-comparison Project in turn focuses on modelling critical land surface processes over West Africa and on their link with the atmosphere. The CHEmistry Model Inter-comparison Project (CHEMIP) is a comparison of the tropospheric composition as simulated by a number of Chemical Transport Models (CTM) and Chemistry-Climate Models. We highlight the main model limitations and provide recommendations for future development. Copyright. (C) 2011 Royal Meteorological Society (Less)
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  abstract     = {We review the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) model inter-comparison activities for West Africa. The Model Inter-comparison Project is an evaluation exercise of how global and regional atmospheric models represent seasonal and intra-seasonal variations of the climate and rainfall over the Sahel. The Land surface Model Inter-comparison Project in turn focuses on modelling critical land surface processes over West Africa and on their link with the atmosphere. The CHEmistry Model Inter-comparison Project (CHEMIP) is a comparison of the tropospheric composition as simulated by a number of Chemical Transport Models (CTM) and Chemistry-Climate Models. We highlight the main model limitations and provide recommendations for future development. Copyright. (C) 2011 Royal Meteorological Society},
  author       = {Ruti, P. M. and Williams, J. E. and Hourdin, F. and Guichard, F. and Boone, A. and van Velthoven, P. and Favot, F. and Musat, I. and Rummukainen, Markku and Dominguez, M. and Gaertner, M. A. and Lafore, J. P. and Losada, T. and Rodriguez de Fonseca, M. B. and Polcher, J. and Giorgi, F. and Xue, Y. and Bouarar, I. and Law, K. and Josse, B. and Barret, B. and Yang, X. and Mari, C. and Traore, A. K.},
  issn         = {1530-261X},
  keyword      = {regional and global model uncertainties,systematic errors,African,monsoon},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {116--122},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Atmospheric Science Letters},
  title        = {The West African climate system: a review of the AMMA model inter-comparison initiatives},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asl.305},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2011},
}