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Gourd and the pluviometer (The)

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  01:00:00  2007  SD 4/3  Color  Sound

During the second half of the twentieth century, the dramatic decrease of rainfall over the whole of West Africa has been a real cause for alarm…AMMA, the scientific programme for Multidisciplinary Analysis of the African Monsoon, seeks to improve meteorological and climate forecasts on different time scales and in different places in west Africa. Its originality is that it also focuses on impacts linked to climatic fluctuations, and the repercussions on agriculture, health, and on the populations ’ way of life. The film recounts this scientific and human adventure, from the dry season through to the rainy season, from the ocean to the Sahel. It also shows that the North and South can collaborate, and pass on their scientific competence.

Associate producer : CNRS Images
Author : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Scientific adviser : LEBEL Thierry (LTHE, UMR) REDELSPERGER Jean-Luc (GAME, URA CNRS et Météo France) POLCHER Jan (LMD, UMR CNRS et)
Audiovisual processReal shots.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original score (Etran Finatawa).
PersonnalitiesBOMBLIES Arne(CERMES, Niger, Niamey); CAZENAVE Frédéric(LTHE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Grenoble I, Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble, IRD); HAMIDOU Hama(ASECNA); TRAORE Seydou(AGRHYMET); KARAMBIRI Harouna(EIER, Burkina Faso); BOURLES Bernard(LEGOS, UMR CNRS, Univ. Toulouse III, CNES et IRD, Toulouse); PEUGEOT Christophe(Hydrosciences Montpellier, UMR CNRS); ZANNOU Arnaud(L'Hydrolique, Benin); WILLIAMS Earle; HERNANDEZ Fabrice(IRD); JEANNE Isabelle(CERMES, Niger, Niamey); BOISIER Pascal(CERMES); CHAZETTE Patrick(LSCE, UMR CNRS); RAJOT Jean-Louis(IRD, Niamey); DESCROIX Luc(LTHE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Grenoble I, Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble, IRD); LEBEL Thierry(LTHE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Grenoble I, Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble, IRD); HAYWOOD Jim(Meteorological Office); DIEDHIOU Arona(IRD); POMMEREAU Jean-Pierre(Service d'aéronomie, CNRS); DUCHEMIN Jean-Bernard(CERMES, Niger, Niamey); SEGUIS Luc(Hydrosciences Montpellier, UMR CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 1, Univ. Montpellier 2 et IRD); BOUBKRAOUI Stéphane(LTHE, UMR CNRS, Univ. Grenoble I, Institut National Polytechnique Grenoble, IRD); YACOUBA Hamma(EIER, Burkina Faso)
Date of broadcasting31/05/2008 (Cinaps TV)
Rediffusions2008/06/05 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/06 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/10 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/19 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/22 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/24 (Cinaps TV)   2008/07/29 (Cinaps TV)  
NotesLMD : Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique.
LTHE : Laboratoire d'étude des transferts en hydrologie et environnement.
GAME : Groupe d'étude de l'atmosphère météorologique.
LSCE : Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l'environnement.
CERMES : Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire.
LEGOS : Laboratoire d'études en Géophysique et océanographie spatiales.
ASECNA : Agence pour la sécurité de la navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar.
EIER : Ecole Inter-Etats d'Ingénieurs de l'Equipement Rural.