Geographical, biological and remote sensing aspects of the Hydrologic Atmospheric Pilot Experiment in the Sahel (HAPEX-Sahel)

S.D. Prince, Y.H. Kerr, J.P. Goutorbe, T. Lebel, A. Tinga, P. Bessemoulin, J. Brouwer, A.J. Dolman, E.T. Engman, J.H.C. Gash, M. Hoepffner, P. Kabat, B. Monteny, F. Said, P. Sellers, J. Wallace

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    Abstract

    HAPEX-Sahel was an international programme focused on the soil-plant-atmosphere energy, water and carbon balances in the West African Sahel. It was aimed at improving our understanding of the interaction between the Sahel and the general atmospheric circulation, providing a baseline for studies of climate change. It was carried out in West Niger during three to four years with an intensive observation period from August to October 1992. An interdisciplinary approach was adopted with contributed studies in hydrology and soil moisture, surface fluxes and vegetation, remote sensing science, and meteorology and mesoscale modelling. An information system has been established for data dissemination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-234
    JournalRemote Sensing of Environment
    Volume51
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

    Keywords

    • applications
    • microclimatology
    • remote sensing
    • sahel
    • soil water balance
    • statistics

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