Country Benin, Niger, Mali
    Stations 7
    Organisation CNRS
    Contact Thierry Pellarin
    Official References

    Galle, S., Manuela, G., Peugeot, C., Bouzou-Moussa, I., Cappelaere, B., Demarty, J., Mougin, E., Panthou, G., Adjomayi, P., Agbossou, E., Abdramane, B., Boucher, M., Cohard, J.-M., Descloitres, M., Descroix, L., Diawara, M., Do, M., Favreau, G., Fabrice, G. & Wilcox, C. (2018), ‘Amma-catch, a critical zone observatory in west africa monitoring a region in transition’, Vadose Zone Journal 17(1), 1–24.

    Pellarin T., J.P. Laurent, B. Cappelaere, B. Decharme, L. Descroix, D. Ramier, 2009 : Hydrological modelling and associated microwave emission of a semi-arid region in South-western Niger, /Journal of Hydrology/, vol. 375, 1-2, 262-272, 2009;

    Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Kergoat, L., Grippa, M., de Rosnay, P., Timouk, F., Le Dantec, V., Demarez, V., Lavenu, F., Arjounin, M., Lebel, T. et al., 2009. The AMMA-CATCH Gourma observatory site in Mali: Relating climatic variations to changes in vegetation, surface in press, hydrology, fluxes and natural resources. Journal of Hydrology, 375(1-2): 14-33;

    Cappelaere, C., Descroix, L., Lebel, T., Boulain, N., Ramier, D., Laurent, J.-P., Le Breton, E., Boubkraoui, S., Bouzou Moussa, I. et al., 2009. The AMMA Catch observing system in the cultivated Sahel of South West Niger- Strategy, Implementation and Site conditions, 2009. Journal of Hydrology, 375(1-2): 34-51;

    de Rosnay, P., Gruhier, C., Timouk, F., Baup, F., Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Kergoat, L., and LeDantec, V.: Multi-scale soil moisture measurements at the Gourma meso-scale site in Mali, Journal of Hydrology, 375, 241-252, 2009;
    Lebel, Thierry, Cappelaere, Bernard, Galle, Sylvie, Hanan, Niall, Kergoat, Laurent, Levis, Samuel, Vieux, Baxter, Descroix, Luc, Gosset, Marielle, Mougin, Eric, Peugeot, Christophe and Seguis, Luc, 2009: AMMA-CATCH studies in the Sahelian region of West-Africa: An overview. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 375, 3-13.

    Variables measured soil moisture
    Depths of soil moisture measurements 0.05 - 0.05 m
    0.10 - 0.10 m
    0.10 - 0.40 m
    0.20 - 0.20 m
    0.40 - 0.40 m
    0.40 - 0.70 m
    0.60 - 0.60 m
    0.70 - 1.00 m
    1.00 - 1.00 m
    1.00 - 1.30 m
    1.05 - 1.35 m
    1.20 - 1.20 m
    Soil Moisture sensors used CS616
    Data availability from 2006-01-01 to 2018-12-31

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