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Mustapha Adamu

PhD Student

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University


Mustapha obtained his Master’s degree from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China and Bachelor’s degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. His Master’s research explored spatio-temporal modelling of meteorological phenomena such as solar radiation and temperature by inculcating the effect of topography as well as atmosphere (clouds and aerosols). He also worked on estimating actual evapotranspiration using the complimentary technique over the Huaihe river basin in China. He is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate with Monash University and for his PhD research work, his interest lies in trying to understand in closer detail how precipitation and or other weather phenomenon evolve during seasonal, annual and long-term drought episodes as well as their underlying mechanisms. This will be done by foremost looking at such variations in global observation data before migrating onto coupled model with the aim of using the latest CMIP6 simulation for this investigation.

THESIS: Connections between multi-year and seasonal-scale drought and associated processes

Mustapha's research aims to understand the concurrent variability of precipitation and other weather parameters during multi-year and seasonal-scale drought. He will examine how the characteristics of seasonal scale drought (e.g. frequency, severity, duration) vary with changes to multi-year precipitation. This will be achieved by analysing precipitation trends during seasonal and multi-year drought in both global observations and climate model data. Mustapha, alongside his supervisors, aims to be able to gain understanding of characteristics of drought and how well it is characterised in climate models.