AS4.22 | PICO
Atmospheric composition, weather and climate in Sub-Saharan Africa
Convener: Peter Hill | Co-conveners: Joel Ferreira de Brito, Luis Garcia-Carreras, Peter Knippertz
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
PICO spot 5a

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