AMMA 2050: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis 2050

Project Timeline

1 Jul 15 - 30 Jun 19

Project Contact

Dr Tanya Warnaars Project Manager


The AMMA-2050 team will investigate how physical processes interact to cause ‘high impact weather events’ such as storms and heat waves that affect lives and livelihoods. Not only will they look at how the total amount of rainfall is likely to change – but also at how rainfall is likely to be distributed throughout the wet season. For example, heavy rainfall concentrated in just a few hours places great stress on human settlements, infrastructure and agriculture. By applying expert judgement, they will identify adaptation options in water resources and agriculture.

Organisations Involved

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK)
  • National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology (Senegal)
  • Félix Houphouët- Boigny University
  • University of Cape Coast
  • Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research
  • VNG Consulting Limited
  • University of Leeds
  • Met Office (UK)
  • University of Sussex
  • Institute for Development Research – Hydrology and Environment (France);
  • Pierre Simon Laplace Institute – Oceanic and Climate Laboratory
  • French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development
  • National Centre for Meteorological Research – the Meteorological Atmosphere Study Group (France)


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