Dr Xiaolin Zhang holds a PhD from Florida State University, studying the role of current on the El Nino and Southern Oscillation Prediction by combining theory and data analysis. She then moved to University of Colorado, Boulder to finish her postdoc, exploring the Indian Ocean upwelling by using numerical modeling and data analysis.
Venugopal Thandlam and his team recently published an article on npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, exploring the sea-level variability in the equatorial Indian Ocean and a "monopole" pattern found in the central equatorial Indian Ocean using the climatological data.
My goal is to be a research scientist in physical oceanography (air-sea interactions) and play an active role in the community. I believe the knowledge and skills built up since my undergrad up to now have given me an excellent foundation for building a career as a scientist.
PhD：IIT Bombay, India. Since Jan-2014
Thesis: Real time prediction of sea surface temperatures in North Indian Ocean using artificial neural networks
Supervisor: Prof. M. C. Deo
My curiosity in the field of climate science is sparked through the day today weather and its changes. My research area is atmosphere-ocean coupling and dynamics with special interests in Monsoon. I did my Master of Science in Atmospheric Science from Savitribai Phule Pune University and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India. I have carried out M.Sc. project work at IITM. We recently published the paper which demonstrates the recent changes in summer monsoon circulation favours the Arabian Sea warming even though net heat flux is negative over it.
Christian got her PhD in Earth Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, by its acronym in Spanish). She has studied tropical cyclones (TCs) and their response to interannual and decadal oscillations (ENSO, AMO and PDO) since she was a bachelor in Atmospheric Sciences.
Dr. Joachim Ezeji received his PhD in 2013 on his thesis: ‘‘Increasing the resilience of water systems to extreme weather events’’ submitted to the School of Civil & Building Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom .
Ella is a PhD student at the British Antarctic Survey and University of East Anglia in the UK. Her work focuses on the atmospheric processes that drive melt over the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, a part of the world that is changing very rapidly. She is also passionate about communicating climate science clearly and spends lots of time producing films, blogs and podcasts to explain scientific concepts in an accessible and understandable way.
Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse is a Senior Research Scientist at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. She is the Manager of the Remote Sensing and Climate Center at the Institute. She holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research focuses on climate modelling, climate impact assessments on society (health, energy, and gender).
Dr. Lawal completed his PhD program in Atmospheric Science with specialization in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), Seasonal Climate Prediction and Regional Climate Modeling at the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town (www.uct.ac.za). Dr. Lawal is presently participating in the International Research Project funded by the United Kingdom’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – the African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT: https://africanswift.org/).