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Dynamics-aerosol-chemistry-cloud interactions in West Africa

Objective

Massive economic and population growth and urbanisation are expected to lead to a tripling of anthropogenic emissions in southern West Africa (SWA) between 2000 and 2030, the impacts of which on human health, ecosystems, food security and the regional climate are largely unknown. An assessment of these impacts is complicated by (a) a superposition with effects of global climate change, (b) the strong dependence of SWA on the sensitive West African monsoon, (c) incomplete scientific understanding of interactions between emissions, clouds, radiation, precipitation and regional circulations and (d) by a lack of observations to advance our understanding and improve predictions. The DACCIWA project will conduct extensive fieldwork in SWA to collect high-quality observations, spanning the entire process chain from surface-based natural and anthropogenic emissions to impacts on health, ecosystems and climate. Combining the resulting benchmark dataset with a wide range of modelling activities will allow (a) to assess all relevant physical and chemical processes, (b) to improve the monitoring of climate and compositional parameters from space and (c) to develop the next generation of weather and climate models capable of representing coupled cloud-aerosol interactions, which will ultimately lead to reduced uncertainties in climate predictions. SWA with its rich mix of emissions and diverse clouds is ideal for such a study and many findings and technical developments will be applicable to other monsoon regions. Using a targeted dissemination strategy, DACCIWA will deliver a comprehensive scientific assessment and actively guide sustainable future planning and policy-making for West Africa and beyond. The interdisciplinary and experienced DACCIWA team will build on the scientific and logistical foundations established by AMMA (EU FP6) and collaborate closely with operational centres, international programs (e.g. WCRP, IGBP), policy-makers and users to maximise impact.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 875 143,75
Administrative Contact
Petra Witt (Ms.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITE BLAISE PASCAL CLERMONT-FERRAND II

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France
Address
Avenue Carnot 34
63006 Clermont Ferrand Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valérie Pinet (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 073 022
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hamilton (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 442 377
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 588 900,60
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Reynolds (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 688 008,40
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 604 943,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rita Lais (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
EU contribution
€ 1 459 932
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludivine Bonadei (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 307 986
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ouerdia Oumohand (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 350 355,60
Address
49 Boulevard Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont-ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valérie Pinet (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7
France
EU contribution
€ 108 240
Address
Rue Thomas Mann 5
75205 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eleonora Zuolo (Ms.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 245 920
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adam Zonic (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 340 680
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Buri Rahel (Ms.)
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KUMASI
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office
ASH Kumasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Felix Obeng Boateng (Mr.)
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Obafemi Awolowo University
220005 Ile Ife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gbenga Jegede (Prof.)
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 364
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Newton (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 490 078,67
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Mounaud (Mr.)