Land-Atmosphere Initiative

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1. Peer reviewed refs

2. The basic idea

2.1. More soil moisture means more clouds in SOME semi-arid regions

2.1.1. Cooling impacts

2.1.2. More rain

2.1.3. Longer growing season

2.1.4. Resilience

2.2. Rainwater harvesting etc upstream means less flooding downstream

2.3. More soil moisture is good for agriculture, forestry, wetlands etc

3. Call outcomes ACHIEVED

3.1. 1. Ways to contact each other

3.1.1. NO email group for now - blog will minimise emails

3.1.2. Contact details on this mind map eg see David Grimes opposite

3.2. 2. Meeting Jan 19/31

3.2.1. Tue Jan 20 could be good in London

3.2.2. Jan tue26-27/30mon/31tue Leeds open a climate institute

3.3. 3. Clarity about existing synergies

3.3.1. research synergies within UK planning group to work on this

3.3.2. support for field NGOs + Africa stakeholders planning group to work on this

3.4. 4. Low effort planning group

3.4.1. For next 8 weeks

3.4.2. 4 people ; 1 hour per week; Ray+meteorol+hydrol+Joe Devine

3.4.3. using blog

3.5. 5. Who else do we want within UK?

3.5.1. Ideas on this blog please (click the arrow) or direct to Ray.

3.5.2. Walker Institute? Nigel Arnell!! bill adams, cambridge, west africa, wasting the rain

3.5.3. Climate and Development group?

3.5.4. WWF LOAM methodology

3.5.5. NEF Andrew Simms

3.5.6. Mike Mortimore, Drylands research

3.6. 6. Best next steps?

3.6.1. Task focus Ray to focus on Dakar / Kenya? Royal Society call? Colorado? The French! Create a bigger UK group? Find an admin hero? LWEC Seek / request African leadership

3.6.2. Clarify doable research questions

3.6.3. Get something on paper

3.6.4. Steve dobbie to talk to land surface people ? dissertation student

3.6.5. EITHER - consortium bid OR keep in touch as a group working on allied themes

3.6.6. Clarity - vision - what's the push - easy for each academic and NGO to see their exact role

3.6.7. Identify west africa collaborators and stakeholders


3.6.9. TUNIS

4. How to use this mind map

4.1. New node

4.1.1. Editing a Mind Map and adding your contact info as a note My Geistesblitzes Check out Welcome! Get started! Use toolbar to add ideas Key shortcuts Drag & Drop and double-click canvas Find out more? Try To simply add another box next to this one, click HERE and click on the ADD button above. Now hit enter twice Add your contact details by clicking on a name box below, then Extras at the right and select Notes. Then just type! I added a note just after my name - please click it Ray


5. Supportive UK people

5.1. NGOs

5.1.1. Ian Neal, ED

5.2. Hydro-geology / soil

5.2.1. Dr Richard Taylor

5.2.2. Dr Jeff Davies

5.2.3. Dr Robin Matthews

5.3. Development / economics

5.3.1. Dr Caroline Sullivan

5.3.2. Dr Declan Conway

5.3.3. Dr Joe Devine

5.3.4. Prof Bill Slee

5.3.5. Dr Evan Frazer

5.4. Meteorologists

5.4.1. Dr Steve Dobbie

5.4.2. Dr Sietse Los

5.4.3. Prof Peter Cox

5.5. Hydrometeorologists and Africa

5.5.1. Dr David Grimes

5.5.2. Dr Richard Harding

5.5.3. Dr Chris Taylor

5.6. IT and sense-making

5.6.1. TBC Essence Project



7.1. Land-atmosphere climatology

7.1.1. year-round data on land-atmosphere coupling hot spots more on factors that promote stratus formation

7.2. Water /soil

7.2.1. hydrogeology of SE Senegal and across to N Nigeria

7.3. Stakeholders especially in Africa

7.3.1. best practice recommendations for up-scaling in Kenya how to not get bogged down in land tenure issues and conflict in West Africa

7.4. Development and social science

7.4.1. is it realistic to re-water 400km sq of SE Senegal with multiple stakeholders Would the WWF LOAM approach work?

7.5. Global warming mitigation efforts

7.5.1. Can this be mainstreamed in 4 continents? How?

8. The project

8.1. Senegal + Gambia

8.2. Kenya

8.3. rest of West Africa

8.4. Colorado

8.5. Australia

8.6. India

8.7. Brazil

8.8. More

8.9. Uganda

9. What is it?

9.1. Water and landscape work in semi-arid regions + research to inform it:

9.1.1. Research that investigates viabity of mitigation through land surface chage

9.1.2. Research that supports actual resilience work with stakeholders (+ scaling up)

9.2. Outcomes within 10 years:

9.2.1. Famine resilience

9.2.2. Global warming mitigation

9.2.3. Flood reduction