This article is dedicated to the memory of the late David Grimes, our dear friend, colleague, and co-author, who contributed so much to the-understanding of precipitation in Africa and to educational outreach. The two summer schools were funded by grants from the United Kingdom's British Council/Department for Education and Skills and the Italian Government's Ministry of Education (grant award ICTP:241.FITU.11.G), respectively. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology allowed the use of many university facilities at each school free of charge and acknowledges the efforts made by its local support team. The following institutes generously provided equipment and associated shipping costs: University of Cologne (Germany), NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (USA), GMet, and the Universities of Leeds and Reading (UK). Each school was supported by a large number of European and North American lecturers, who spent time to prepare teaching material and find travel funds; they are listed in the electronic supplement to this article (10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00098.2).
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