Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa
Upcoming Events
Sun 7th April 2019 to Fri 12th April 2019
EGU 2019 "DACCIWA" session
EGU 2019 Session AS4.22


Atmospheric composition, weather and climate in Sub-Saharan AfricaPICO session
Convener: Peter Hill
Co-conveners: Joel Brito , Luis Garcia-Carreras , Peter Knippertz
This session is open to a wide range of contributions on atmospheric sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on tropical regions.

This includes work based on field observations (campaign, long-term), satellite remote sensing and numerical models as well as work targeting socio-economic implications of atmospheric phenomena.

Contributions are invited on various relevant topics, related to Sub-Saharan Africa, including:
  • dynamical meteorology;
  • atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and associated health impacts
  • cloud microphysics and precipitation
  • climate variability and change
  • radiative processes
One focus of the session is the ongoing DACCIWA (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions over West Africa) project funded by the European Commission under FP7. DACCIWA organized a large international field campaign in June-July 2016 in southern West Africa.

Young scientist/student presentations are especially encouraged and we will reserve several oral units for such papers in this session.

Invited speaker: Chris Taylor (CEH): Overview of Future Climate for Africa program