African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA)*

Selected Case Studies:

Data Collections:

Near Real-Time WRF-Chem Simulation: (will up again in 2011 season)

West African Weather:


Tompkins, C., and S. Chiao, 2011: Modeling Studies of Impacts from the Guinea Highlands in Relation to Tropical Cyclogenesis Along the West African Coast. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, in review.

Chiao, S. and G. Jenkins, 2010: Numerical investigations on the formation of tropical storm Debby during NAMMA-06. Wea and Forecasting, 25, 866-884. (download)


Rosado, K., and S. Chiao, 2011: Assimilating COSMIC GPS RO data for Investigating TC Genesis in the Eastern Atlantic Region. The 65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference (IHC)#Miami, FL, February 28 - March 3, 2011.

Chiao, S., and G. Jenkins, 2011: Quantifying the Impact of 0600 UTC and 1800 UTC Assimilated Upper Air Observations and COCONet Measurements in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean during the Hurricane seasons of 2011 and 2012. The COCONet Workshop: Community Science, Station Siting, and Capacity Building, San Juan, PR, Feb 2-4, 2011.

Baggett, R., and S. Chiao, 2010: El NiƱpisodes and corresponding Atlantic basin and landfalling tropical cyclones (1950-2009). Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Ft. Pierce, FL, March 19-20, 2010.

Tompkins, C. F., and S. Chiao, 2009: Modeling studies of mesoscale convective systems and tropical cyclogenesis in the coast of West Africa. The 34th NWA annual meeting, Norfolk, VA, October 17-22, 2009.

Jenkins, G. S., E. Joseph, P. A. Kucera, J. D. Fuentes, A. Gaye, J. Gerlach, F. Roux, D. Bouniol, A. Protat, N. Viltard, and S. Chiao, 2008: Coastal Observations and Model Simulations associated with African Easterly Wave Passage during the 2006 AMMA SOP-3 field Campaign. The 28th conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Orlando, FL, April 28 - May 2, 2008.

Ramirez, E. M., and S. Chiao, 2008: AMMA rain gauge data with TRMM verification for Debby from August 19-24, 2006 and TD/8 Helene from September 11-14, 2006. The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Jacksonville, Florida, March 14-15, 2008.

Ulrich, W. A., and S. Chiao, 2008: Evaluating the formation of tropical cyclones Debby and Helen over West Africa. The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Jacksonville, Florida, March 14-15, 2008.

Jenkins, G. S., and S. Chiao, 2008: WRF forecasts/simulations of tropical cyclones Debby and Helene during the SOP-3 NAMMA/AMMA field campaign. Tropical meteorology special symposium, New Orleans, LA, January 20-24, 2008.

*This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under AGS-0855286.Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF)