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

    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,;

    Galle, S., Grippa, M., Peugeot, C., Bouzou Moussa, I., Cappelaere, B., Demarty, J., Mougin, E., Lebel, T. and Chaffard, V., 2015, December. AMMA-CATCH a Hydrological, Meteorological and Ecological Long Term Observatory on West Africa: Some Recent Results. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2015, pp. GC42A-01).;

    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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