Description
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in collaboration with the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan Cocody are organising the "Capacity Building Workshop on Modelling of Regional Climate and Air Quality for West Africa", to be held from 07 - 11 October 2013 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 

West Africa is one of the most important aerosols source in World due to the mixing of dust and combustion particles present into its atmosphere. These particles interact with regional climate and influence the regional air quality. So it appears important to reinforce the regional capacities about Regional climate studies and air quality monitoring.

The goals of this workshop are to facilitate cooperation initiative with ICTP and to develop network for ideas and expertise exchange.

Secretariat:
"Capacity Building Workshop on Modelling of Regional Climate and Air Quality for West Africa"
c/o SMR 2392 - ICTP
Strada Costiera 11
I-34151 Trieste, Italy

Telefax: +39-040-22407455
E-mail: smr2392@ictp.it 
ICTP Home Page: http://www.ictp.it/
Go to day
  • Monday, 7 October 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:00 REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS AND FORMALITIES AT THE BINGERVILLE CAMPUS (University of Felix Houphouet Boigny)
      • 09:00 REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS AND FORMALITIES AT THE BINGERVILLE CAMPUS (University of Felix Houphouet Boigny) 1h0'
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Welcome address and Introduction of the Workshop (Prof.A. Konare (Univ. of Cocody) ,Prof. K. Affian (Univ. of Cocody), Prof.F. Solmon(ICTP)and Prof.A. Diawara (LAMPTO)
      • 10:00 Welcome address and Introduction of the Workshop (Prof.A. Konare (Univ. of Cocody) ,Prof. K. Affian (Univ. of Cocody), Prof.F. Solmon(ICTP)and Prof.A. Diawara (LAMPTO) 1h0'
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    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Introduction to the RegCM regional climate model and the Lab sessions
      • 11:30 Introduction to the RegCM regional climate model and the Lab sessions 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Lab intro.
      • 14:00 Lab intro. 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 15:00 - 16:00 Laboratory session
      • 15:00 Laboratory session 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon and E. Corso (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Laboratory session
      • 16:30 Laboratory session 1h30'
        Speaker: R. Roblou (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
  • Tuesday, 8 October 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Case Study Modeling Strategy for High Impact Weather and Climate Events Over Western Africa
      • 09:00 Case Study Modeling Strategy for High Impact Weather and Climate Events Over Western Africa 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Sarr (Agence Nationale de Aviation CIvile et de Météorologie, Dakar, Sénégal)
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Interactions between waves, convection and rainfall: lessons from observing systems
      • 10:00 Interactions between waves, convection and rainfall: lessons from observing systems 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Diedhiou (IRD,LTHE, Grenoble, France)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 WASCAL - West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use: IT-Infrastructure, Scientific Computing, Model Data Management Workflows
      • 11:30 WASCAL - West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use: IT-Infrastructure, Scientific Computing, Model Data Management Workflows 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Hamann (German Climate Computing Center, Hamburg, Germany)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Laboratory session
      • 14:00 Laboratory session 2h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon and E. Corso (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Laboratory session
      • 16:30 Laboratory session 1h30'
        Speaker: L. Roblou (Université Paul Sabatier)
  • Wednesday, 9 October 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:00 The role of aerosols in air quality,health, weather and climate
      • 09:00 The role of aerosols in air quality,health, weather and climate 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Jenkins (Howard University, Washington DC, USA)
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Aerosol emissions in Africa
      • 10:30 Aerosol emissions in Africa 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Liousse (Laboratoire d'Aerologie, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenées, Toulouse, France)
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Dust and biomass burning regional climatic impact
      • 11:30 Dust and biomass burning regional climatic impact 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 12:30 - 13:00 Participant presentations
      • 12:30 Participant presentations 30'
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Laboratory session
      • 14:00 Laboratory session 2h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon and E. Corso (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Poster session
      • 16:30 Poster session 1h30'
  • Thursday, 10 October 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Challenge of modeling climate change over West Africa
      • 09:00 Challenge of modeling climate change over West Africa 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Sylla (WASCAL, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Uncertainties on the potential impact of climate change: discussions on the rôle of land surface conditions
      • 10:00 Uncertainties on the potential impact of climate change: discussions on the rôle of land surface conditions 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Diedhiou (IRD,LTHE, Grenoble, France)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:30 the implication of changing climate on African air
      • 11:30 the implication of changing climate on African air 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Aghedo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Laboratory session
      • 14:00 Laboratory session 2h0'
        Speaker: F. Solmon (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Break
      • 16:00 Break 30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 Laboratory session
      • 16:30 Laboratory session 1h30'
        Speaker: L. Roblou (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
  • Friday, 11 October 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Global fire modelling and effects on the Earth system
      • 09:00 Global fire modelling and effects on the Earth system 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Lasslop (Max Planck Institut Fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany)
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Natural and anthropogenic sources/sinks on tropospheric ozone in west Africa
      • 10:00 Natural and anthropogenic sources/sinks on tropospheric ozone in west Africa 1h0'
        Speaker: G. Jenkins (Howard University, Washington DC, USA)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Aerosol health impacts in west Africa
      • 11:00 Aerosol health impacts in west Africa 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Liousse (Laboratoire d'Aerologie, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenées, Toulouse, France)
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Panel discussion
      • 12:00 Panel discussion 1h0'
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0'
    • 14:00 - 14:00 END OF THE ACTIVITY
      • 14:00 END OF THE ACTIVITY