Proceedings of 2016 Annual Conference of African Geophysical Society, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
This book of proceedings contained the extended abstracts of some of the papers that were presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the African Geophysical Society AGS held within the beautiful campus of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny FHB, Cocody Campus, de Bingerville, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The conference held between 7th and 11th November 2016. Kindly note that some of the authors simply submitted their drafted full papers, which are still going to be peer reviewed, for inclusion in this particular book. All submitted full articles are undergoing per review process and only successful articles shall be made available in an edited monograph in no distant time.
The African Geophysical Society AGS is a dynamic, innovative, and interdisciplinary scientific association committed to the pursuit of understanding of Earth and Space for the benefit of mankind. It was formally established on Thursday 15th November 2012 during the first Chapman Conference on Space Weather in Africa, organized by the American Geophysical Union AGU at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 12th and 16th November 2012. The venue of the maiden Chapman conference on Space weather was the Conference Center of the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (ECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The fundamental objectives of AGS are to:
(i) Promote the study of the Earth, other planets and Space; and their environments in Africa,
(ii) Promote cooperation between scientists and among scientific organizations involved in geophysics and related disciplines,
(iii) Initiate and participate in research programs in Earth sciences, space science and related disciplines, (iv) Advance the various relevant disciplines through scientific discussion, publication, and dissemination of
(v) Encourage programmes and research in geophysics, space science and other related disciplines that will advance economy development and sustainable growth in the African region.
The first and second AGS annual conferences took place in Abuja (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya) in 2014 and 2015 respectively. AGS has many sections which reflect the fields of relevance to the Society, viz: Solid Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Ocean Science, Astronomy and Planetary Science, Solar and Terrestrial Science, Hydrological Science, Earth & Space Science Informatics, and Space Technology applications.
It is hope that the readers of this book of proceedings will find it useful applications. Information about the African Geophysical Society can be obtained at www.afgps.org.
Rabiu, A. B. (President AGS 2012-2016)