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Emmanuel Sarbeng

PhD Student

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Monash University


Emmanuel Sarbeng obtained his master's degree in Meteorology from the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology where his thesis mainly focused on the statistical relationship between pre-season soil moisture and the West Africa Summer Monsoon. He obtain his bachelor's degree in Meteorology and Climate Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST -Ghana) and has a postgraduate diploma in Aeronautical Meteorology from the Institute of Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR - KENYA) His research interest includes Tropical deep convection, large scale climate dynamics, and Earth Monsoon systems. Emmanuel have professional experience in weather forecasting mainly working as an Aviation Meteorologist.

THESIS: Intense Tropical Thunderstorms in a future warmer climate

The underlying aim of this research is to improve scientific understanding of the physical factors that controls the intensity of tropical thunderstorms and provide an insight to how this intensity might change under global warming settings. Idealised and realistic simulations with high-resolution Cloud Resolve Model (CRM) would be employed in this study to mainly determine how underlying surface properties modulate the intensity of atmospheric convection in the tropics. The success of this research which is part of a bigger project of Emmanuel's supervisor would provide new pathways to better represent atmospheric convection in future Global Climate Models (GCM) and reduce the inherent uncertainties seen in current climate models.