H051:
Extreme climate events prediction over West Africa using a coupled model

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Session ID#: 24075

Session Description:
This study aims to use a regional climate model to improve our understanding of rainfall producing systems over West Africa and predict extreme climate events resulting of climate change, such as floods and drought over a nesting domain in West Africa. Firstly, statistical analysis methods using past weather and climate will be used to identify the changes during the last 60 years, and results will help us to predict flood and drought. But as important to know, this approach doesn’t take account of anthropogenic or other long term changes in West Africa area system, such as the potential impact of global warming; thus, an alternative approach, the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) method will be used by solving the complex set of hydrodynamic equations that describe the evolution of the earth’s climate system. Coupled model WRF/WRF-Hydro will be appropriated for solving of this issue, since WRF/WRF-Hydro describes the complete land-atmospheric system.
Primary Convener:  Gandome Mayeul Leger Davy Quenum, Laboratory of Applied Hydrology, Faculty of Science and Techniques, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Convener:  Eric Alamou, Laboratory of Applied Hydrology, Faculty of Science and Techniques, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, and Atmospheric Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
Index Terms:

3309 Climatology [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3333 Model calibration [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

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