First Results of the AMMA Research Program in West Africa Will Be Presented by an International Conference at The Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe - Invitation to Press Conference
To the people living south of the Sahara, seasonal monsoon rains are of vital importance. Natural fluctuations of precipitation, however, are extremely high - years of relative abundance are followed by years of misery when the rain does not come. So far, the ability to forecast monsoon precipitation has been bad. But the international research project AMMA (African Monsoon Multi-Disciplinary Analysis) will help. In summer 2006, extensive measurement campaigns were carried out in West Africa. From November 26 to 30, 2007, the international AMMA conference will take place at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe with more than 400 participants from 50 countries. Here, first results of the campaign will be presented.
Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost
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On the first day of the conference, we invite representatives of the media to inform themselves about the objectives and results of the AMMA measurement campaign at a press conference on
Monday, November 26, 2007, 13.00 hrs
At the press conference, the following discussion partners will be available:
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