The Forecaster’s Handbook

This Manual is available in English and French with the following references:

  • Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters’ Handbook. Editor(s): Douglas J. Parker, Mariane Diop-Kane. Print ISBN:9781118391303 |Online ISBN:9781118391297 |DOI:10.1002/9781118391297 © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • “Météorologie de l’Afrique de l’Ouest tropicale : Le manuel du prévisionniste”, published by EDP Sciences. Edited by : Douglas J. Parker, Mariane Diop-Kane and Jean-Philippe Lafore

For the French version only, we have obtained permission to make two chapters freely available. The links below provide access to these chapters.

We would like to thank Editions EDP Sciences for making these 2 chapters of this book available free of charge.

This MISVA site offers products based on a methodology that is extensively developed and illustrated in this Forecaster’s Manual. Chapters 2 and 11, although important, are not sufficient to explain all the fundamentals of the proposed approach. We therefore strongly recommend that forecasters in West Africa acquire this Manual, and at the very least each West African Forecast Centre should make a copy available to its team of forecasters. It is available in hard copy or as an e-Book at these addresses:

Here below are the contents of the 11 chapters of the Handbook