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Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory

The international Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory explores the crucial connections between weather, crop productivity, and food security.

Understanding the patterns of rainfall, evaporation, and temperature are vital to our grasp of these connections – and yet we suffer from a profound lack of scientific data. TAMHO works to address the crucial problem of minimal African hydro-meteorological data by creating a network of thousands of ground-sensing stations to the provide the critical climate data that will allow scientists, governments and local farmers access to high-quality, free data.

TAHMO will make this high-quality data freely available to governments, scientists, and farmers in real time via the Internet from stations installed around the continent. The project will make it possible for Africa to leapfrog to one of the best-monitored continents in the world.

To learn more about the TAMHO project, contact its OSU lead, Dr. John Selker of OSU’s Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering.