Summer School in Tropical Meteorology /Climate (Ghana) Версия для печати

First "Ewiem Nimdie" International Summer School in Tropical Meteorology
and Climate




Summer School Dates: 21 July to 1 August, 2008

Venue: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),
Kumasi, Ghana

Outline and Objectives
The objective of the 1st Ewiem Nimdie International Summer School is to
bring together students, researchers and forecasters from Africa and
around the world to participate in training on Tropical Meteorology and
Climate, with a focus on what pertains in the West African Region.
Participants will take part in lectures, daily weather forecasting,
field measurements and site visits.

Participation and fees
The summer school is open to scientists, young researchers and PhD
students working in areas of atmospheric physics, meteorology and
climatology. The course fee will be 600GBP (around 1200 USD) inclusive
of accommodation, meals and local transportation. Scholarships will be
available to postgraduate students from African countries outside Ghana,
and some partial scholarships will be available for EU applicants. The
online applications forms are available at:

There is excellent accommodation for the invited lecturers and
participants on the beautiful green and serene environment of the KNUST
campus in Kumasi. The campus is very close to the central business area
of Kumasi City, and can be reached easily by taxi, public or private

The organisers of the summer school are:
Dr Doug Parker (University of Leeds, UK),
Dr Sylvester K. Danuor (Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University
of Science and Technolgy (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana) and
Mr Vincent Antwi (Ghana Meteorological Agency; GMet).

Guest Lecturers:
- Dr Andreas Fink, University of Cologne:
            West African weather systems
- Dr Andrea Jackson, University of Leeds:
            Atmospheric chemistry and air quality in W. Africa
- Professor Peter Lamb, University of Oklahoma:
            African climate and its impacts
- Dr Jean-Philippe Lafore, CNRM, Toulouse:
            West African weather systems and forecasting - Dr Andy
Morse, University of Liverpool,
            Microclimate and health prediction
- Professor Jerome Adebayo Omotosho, University of Akure:
            Prediction methods for severe weather and climate
- Dr Adrian Tompkins, ICTP, Trieste:
            Numerical prediction for African weather and climate

Dr Sammy Tay (KNUST), Dr Ben Lamptey (GMet), Dr Sylvester Danuor (KNUST)
and Dr Doug Parker (University of Leeds) will contribute core lectures.

The First Ewiem Nimdie Summer School is funded by a British Council /
DfES England-Africa Partnership, and forms part of the African Monsoon
Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) programme.



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