West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation
West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation (WAMME) is a Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) Inter-Monsoon Model Study (CIMS) initiative. We plan to initiate a West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation project (WAMME) using GCMs and regional climate models (RCMs) to address issues regarding the role of land-ocean-atmosphere interaction, land-use and water-use change, vegetation dynamics, as well as aerosol, particularly dust, on WAM development. In the WAMME project, we plan
- to evaluate the performance of current GCMs and RCMs in simulating WAM precipitation and relevant processes at diurnal, intraseasonal, to interannual scales, as well as its onset and withdrawal,
- to identify the common discrepancies and provide better understanding of fundamental physical processes in WAM;
- to conduct sensitivity experiments to isolate important key physical processes for interannual and interdecadal variations of WAM,
- to demonstrate the utility and synergy of CEOP and AMMA field data in providing a pathway for model physics evaluation and improvement, and
- to evaluate the nested RCMs' ability of downscaling West African regional climate simulations.
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