DOCUMENTARY:

THE SAHEL: A CLIMATE LABORATORY (English subtitles)     Fig

(documentary on the colaboration between TROPA and the University Cheik Anta Diop de Dakar. Realized by Producciones Divinas)

For the copy with Spainsh subtitles, go HERE.

COOPERATION ACTIVITIES
TROPA UCM has a strong collaboration with the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics  Simeon Fongang. From 2011, TROPA has developed different activities.

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Members of TROPA with Ibrahima Diouf (Senegal), Coumba Niang (Senegal) and Joaquim Xavier (Angola) during their stay in Madrid.

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2016: Belén Rodríguez and Elsa Mohino during their last stay in the Laboratory Simeon Fongang at University Cheick Anta Diop in Dakar (Senegal). On the left with Dr. Dauda Badian and on the right with the PhD students to whom Elsa and Belen gave a course on Data Analysis.

1. Educational Activities:
  • 1.a Formation of PhD students. Under different cooperational programs (UCM, CSIC, Erasmus Mundus) we have funded the visit of students to the UCM. Under our suppervision, the PhD of Coumba Niang and Ibrahima Diouf has been completed.
  • 1.b Courses of data analysis.  In the framework of the 

2. Research Activities

  • 2.1. Research on rainfall variability
- Intraseasonal variability, in relation to the MJO
- Seasonal variability in relation to the SST forcing on the West African Monsoon
-Statistical prediction of west African Monsoon anomalies

  • 2.2. Research on SST variability
- Causes of the interanual variability of coastal upwelling area sea surface temperature variability

  • 2.3 Climate and health
- Variability of malaria parameters in Senegal and Sahel
- Prediction of malaria parameters based on SST variability.

COOPERATION PROJECTS OF THE UCM TEAM:

1. Title of the project:Impact of the MJO on West Africa in the CMIP5 simulations
Reference : COOPA20025
From: March 2014 up to: September 2014
Finantial Entity : CSIC, Spain
Quantity : 9700 €
Principal Investigator: Dra. Belén Rodríguez Fonseca

2. Title of the project: Actualization of resources at the Simeon Fongang Laboratory of Atmospheric and Ocean Physics at UCAD (Senegal)
Reference: 63 from the IX UCM Call for Cooperation and Development Projects 2012
Finantial Entity: Complutense University of Madrid, UCM
Quantity: 20.534€
From May 2013 up to September 2014
Principal Investigator: Dra. Elsa Mohino Harris

summary of the project

3.Title of the project: Creation and Donation of a forecast statistical model of Sahel rainfall
Reference :VR: 101/11
From 2011 up to 2012
Finantial Entity: Complutense University of Madrid, UCM
Quantity: 29.340. €
Principal Investigator: Dra Belén Rodríguez de Fonseca