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Gourd and the pluviometer (The) - (short-length version)

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  00:32:00  2007  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.

Author : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original score (Etran Finatawa).
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.
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.


Earth Sciences


Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Niger

Technical Sheet
Item No.1978
PublicTeaching ; Large audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench ; English ; Spanish ; International version
LaboratoryUMR8539 ; UMR8212 ; UMR5566 ; UMR3589
Delivery supportDV Cam