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(last updated: Aug. 25, 2009)

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Please note, if you wish to have a comprehensive overview of ALMIP or you wish to cite ALMIP (for example, you are using data from the project, etc.), please refer to Boone et al., (2009).


de Rosnay, P., A. Boone, A. Beljaars, and J. Polcher, 2006: AMMA Land-Surface modeling and intercomparison projects. GEWEX News, February, 16 (1), 10-11.
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Boone, A. and de Rosnay, P., 2007: AMMA forcing data for a better understanding of the West African monsoon surface-atmosphere interactions. Quantification and Reduction of Predictive Uncertainty for Sustainable Water Resource Management. IAHS Publ., 313, 231-241.

Boone, A. and P. deRosnay, 2007: Towards the improved understanding of land-surface processes and coupling with the atmosphere over West Africa. iLEAPS Newletter, 3, 33-34.
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Boone, A., P. de Rosnay, G. Basalmo, A. Beljaars, F. Chopin, B. Decharme, C. Delire, A. Ducharne, S. Gascoin, M. Grippa, F. Guichard, Y. Gusev, P. Harris, L. Jarlan, L. Kergoat, E. Mougin, O. Nasonova, A. Norgaard, T. Orgeval, C. Ottlé, I. Poccard-Leclercq, J. Polcher, I. Sandholt, S. Saux-Picart, C. Taylor, and Y. Xue, 2009: The AMMA Land Surface Model Intercomparison Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90(12), 1865-1880, doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2786.1 Download PDF

Boone, A., A. C. V. Getirana, J. Demarty, B. Cappelaere, S. Galle, M. Grippa, T. Lebel, E. Mougin, C. Peugeot and T. Vischel, 2009: The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (AMMA) Land surface Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2 (ALMIP2). GEWEX News, Novemeber, 19(4), 9-10. (Download PDF)

Studies Using ALMIP diagnostics

Note that these studies use outputs from 1 or more of the ALMIP models and experiments. Note that this list is not comprehensive! If you used ALMIP data for a published study, please let us know.

Agusti-Panareda, A., G. Balsamo, and A. Beljaars, 2009: Impact of improved soil moisture on the ECMWF precipitation forecast in West Africa. Geophys. Res. Letters, (submitted).

Bock, O., R. Meynadier, F. Guichard, P. Roucou, A. Boone, J.L. Redelsperger, and S. Janicot, 2008: Assessment of water budgets computed from NWP models and observational datasets during AMMA-EOP, 28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 28 April-02 May, 2008, Orlando, Florida.

O. Bock, F. Guichard, R. Meynadier, S. Gervois, A. Agustí-Panareda, A. Beljaars, A. Boone, M. Nuret, J.-L. Redelsperger, P. Roucou, 2010: The large scale water cycle of the West African Monsoon. Atmos. Sci. Let., (accepted).

Boone, A., Y. Xue, I. Poccard-Leclerq, J. Feng, F. de Sales, and P. deRosnay, 2009: Evaluation of the WAMME model surface fluxes using results from the AMMA land-surface model intercomparison project. Clim. Dynamics, (in press: available online), DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0653-1

Delon, C., C. Galy-Lacaux, A. Boone, C. Liousse, D. Serça, M. Adon, B. Diop, A. Akpo, F. Lavenu, E. Mougin, and F. Timouk, 2009: Atmospheric Nitrogen budget in Sahelian dry savannas. Atmos. Phys. and Chem., (accepted).

Domínguez, M., M. A. Gaertner and P. de Rosnay, 2008: A regional climate model simulation over West Africa: parameterization tests and analysis of land surface fields. Clim. Dynamics, (in press).

Gascoin, S., 2010: Importance of topsoil hydrodynamic parameterization for modeling land surface fluxes in West Africa. La Houille Blanche, 5, doi 10.1051/LHB/2010059.

Grippa, M., L. Kergoat,F. Frappart,Q. Araud,A. Boone,P. De Rosnay,J.-M. Lemoine, S. Gascoin, G. Balsamo, C. Ottlé, B. Decharme, S.Saux-Picart and G. Ramillien, 2011: Land water storage changes over West Africa estimated by GRACE and land surface models. Wat. Res. Res., 47 , W05549. doi:10.1029/2009WR008856.

Guichard, F., N. Asencio, C. Peugot, O. Bock, J.-L. Redelsperger, X. Cui, M. Garvert, B. Lamptey, E. Orlandi, J. Sander, F. Fierli, M. A. Gaertner, S. Jones, J.-P. Lafore, A. Morse, M. Nuret, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, P. deRosnay, B. Decharme, P. Harris, and J.-C. Berges, 2010: An intercomparison of simulated rainfall and evapotranspiration associated with a mesoscale convective system over West Africa. Wea. and Forecasting, 25, 37-60. doi : 10.1175/2009WAF2222250.1

Hourdin, F., F. Guichard, F. Favot, P. Marquet, A. Boone, J.-P. Lafore and J.-L. Redelsperger, P. Ruti, A. Dell'Aquila, T. L. Doval, A. K. Traore, and H. Gallee, 2010: AMMA-Model Intercomparison Project. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1(1), 95-104.

Lohou, F., L. Kergoat, F. Guichard, A. Boone, B. Cappelaere, J.-M. Cohard, J. Demarty, S. Galle, C. Peugeot, D. Ramier, C. Taylor and F. Timouk, 2014: Surface response to rain events throughout the West African monsoon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 3883--3898. doi:10.5194/acp-14-3883-2014

Meynadier, R., O. Bock, F. Guichard, A. Boone, P. Roucou, J.-L. Redelsperger, 2010: Investigation of the West African Monsoon water cycle. Part I: A hybrid water budget dataset. J. Geophys. Res., (accepted).

Pedinotti, V., A. Boone, B. Decharme, J.-F. Crétaux, N. Mognard, G. Panthou, and F. Papa, 2012: Characterization of the hydrological functioning of the Niger basin using the ISBA-TRIP model. Hydrol. and Earth Sys. Sci., 16, 1745-1773, doi:10.5194/hess-16-1745-2012

Peugeot, C., F. Guichard, O. Bock, D. Bouniol, M. Chong, A. Boone, B. Capplaere, S. Galle, M. Gosset, L. Séguis, A. Zannou, and J.-L. Redelsperger, 2010: Meso-scale water cycle within the West African monsoon. Atmos. Sci. Let., 12, 45-50. DOI: 10.1002/asl.309

Peugeot, C., O. Bock, A. Boone, B. Cappelaere, M. Gosset, R. Meynadier, L. Séguis, T. Lebel, and J-L. Redelsperger, 2012: Le cycle de l'eau dans le système de mousson d'Afrique de l'Ouest. La Métérologie, 55-63 -

de Rosnay, P., M. Drusch, J.-P. Wigneron, T. Holmes, G. Balsamo, A. Boone, C. Rudiger, J.-C. Calvet, Y. Kerr, 2008: Soil moisture remote sensing for numerical weather prediction: L-band and C-band emission modeling over land surfaces, the community microwave emission model (CMEM). Proceedings from IGARRS IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, 6-11 July 2008, 563-566. (Download PDF)

de Rosnay P., M. Drusch, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, B. Decharme, P. Harris, Y. Kerr, T. Pellarin, J. Polcher and J.P. Wigneron, 2008: Microwave Land Surface modelling evaluation against AMSR-E data over West Africa. The AMMA Land Surface Model Intercomparison Experiment coupled to the Community Microwave Emission Model (ALMIP-MEM). J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05108, doi:10.1029/2008JD010724.

de Rosnay, P., M. Drusch, A. Boone, G. Balsamo, B. Decharme, P. Harris, Y. Kerr, T. Pellarin, J. Polcher and J-P. Wigneron, 2008: The AMMA Land Surface Model Intercomparison Experiment coupled to the Community Microwave Emission Model: ALMIP-MEM ECMWF Technical Memorandum, 565, July 2008, 28 pp.

Ruti, P. M., J. E. Williams, F. Hourdin, F. Guichard, A. Boone, P. Van Velthoven, F. Favot, I. Musat, M. Rumukkainen, M. Domínguez, M. A. Gaertner, J.-P. Lafore, T. Losada, M. B. Rodriguez de Fonseca, J. Polcher, F. Giorgi,Y. Xue, I. Bouarar, K. Law, B. Josse, B. Barret, X. Yang, C. Mari, and A. K. Traore, 2010: Modeling the West African climate system: systematic errors and future steps. Atmos. Sci. Let., 12, 116-122. DOI: 10.1002/asl.305

Steiner, A., J. Pal, S. Rauscher, J. Bell, N. Diffenbaugh, A. Boone, L. Sloan and F. Giorgi, 2009: Land surface coupling in regional climate simulations of the West African monsoon. Clim. Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-009-0543-6.

Taylor, C. M., D. J. Parker, N. Kalthoff, M. A. Gaertner, N. Philippon, S. Bastin, P. P. Harris, A. Boone, F. Guichard, C. Flamant, J.-Y. Grandpeix, P. Cerlini, M. Baldi, L. Descroix, H. Douville, J. Polcher, A. Agusti-Panareda, 2010: New perspectives on land-atmosphere feedbacks from the African monsoon multidisciplinary analysis (AMMA), Atmos. Sci. Let., 12, 38-44. DOI: 10.1002/asl.336

Tulet, P., M. Mallet, V. Pont, J. Pelon, and A. Boone, 2008: The 7-12 March dust storm over West Africa: Mineral dust generation and vertical layering in the atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00C08, doi:10.1029/2008JD009871.

Xue, Y., K.-M. Lau, K. H. Cook, D. Rowell, A. Boone, J. Feng, T. Bruecher, F. De Sales, P. Dirmeyer, L. M. Druyan, A. Fink, M. Fulakeza, Z. Guo, S. M. Hagos, S. S. Ibrah, K.-M. Kim, A. Kitoh, A. Konare, V. Kumar1, P. Lonergan, M. Pasqui1, I. Poccard-Leclercq, N. Mahowald, W. Moufouma-Okia, P. Pegion, J. K. Schemm, S. D. Schubert, A. Sealy, W. M. Thiaw, A. Vintzileos, E. K. Vizy, S. Williams, M.-L. C. Wu, 2010: The West African Monsoon Modeling and Evaluation project (WAMME) and its First Model Intercomparison Experiment. Clim. Dyn., doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0778-2.

Yin, Z., S. C. Dekker, B. J. J. M. van den Hurk, and H. A. Dijkstra, 2014: Effects of vegetation structure on biomass accumulation in a Balanced Optimality Structure Vegetation Model (BOSVM v1.0) Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 821–845. doi:10.5194/gmd-7-821-2014

Yin, Z., S. C. Dekker, B. J. J. M. van den Hurk, and H. A. Dijkstra, 2014: Bimodality of woody cover and biomass across the precipitation gradient in West Africa. Earth Syst. Dynam., 5, 257–270. doi:10.5194/esd-5-257-2014