DAAD climapAfrica Postdoctoral fellow
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure
Dr. Imoleayo Ezekiel Gbode is a postdoctoral researcher of the DAAD Climate Research Alumni and Postdocs in Africa programme hosted by the WASCAL FUT, Akure, Nigeria. He is currently researching on “Aerosol-radiation and aerosol-cloud effects on the West African Monsoon (WAM) system in a changing climate (ACCLIMATE)”. The research is being conducted with close collaboration and joint working with the TROPOS Modeling Department, Leipzig, Germany. The aim of the research is to investigate the aerosol impact on the WAM system via aerosol-radiation and cloud interactions in current climate and for possible future climate and aerosol scenarios.
Imoleayo is keen to provide quality research outputs that will serve as evidence-based climate information to shape policies and guide decision-making processes in climate-sensitive sectors of the monsoon region.
Climate change expertise and interests
• Global and Regional Climate Modeling
• Climate Extremes
• Numerical Weather Prediction
• Climate Information Services
• Early Warning Systems
• Monsoon Variability
• Air Quality and Pollution modeling
Publications (most recent)
Akinyoola J. A., Ajayi V. O., Abiodun B. J., Ogunjobi K. O., Gbode I. E., and Ogungbenro S. B. (2019): Dynamic response of monsoon precipitation to mineral dust radiative forcing in the West Africa region. Model. Earth Syst. Environ., DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-019-00620-z
Imoleayo E. Gbode, Kehinde O. Ogunjobi, Jimy Dudhia and Vincent O. Ajayi (2019): Simulation of Wet and Dry West African Monsoon rainfall seasons using the Weather Research and Forecasting model. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 138(3-4), pp. 1679–1694. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-019-02912-x
Imoleayo E. Gbode, Oluwafemi E. Adeyeri, Kaah P. Menang, Joseph D. K. Insitful, Vincent O. Ajayi, Jerome A. Omotosho and Akintomide A. Akinsanola (2019): Observed changes in climate extremes in Nigeria. Met. Apps. RMetS Journal. 26(4), pp. 642-654. DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/met.1791
I participate at climapAfrica because...
I participate in climapAfrica because I want to be among the critical mass of African scientist supporting the development of optimal solutions that can be mainstreamed for effective climate action to achieve low greenhouse gas emission and promote climate-resilient sustainable development.