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As a climate scientist, I have been working on various aspects of climate variability and change, in particular the Indian summer monsoon and the variability and extremes of daily precipitation in different regions. I am especially interested in the coupling between the land surface and the atmosphere and the role of the changing land surface for climate variability and change. I have also been working with adaptation to climate variability and change in parts of Africa, i.e., in Zambia and Western Africa. Here, my focus is on the utilization of seasonal weather forecasts for various sectors, i.e., agriculture and water management, and on the potential impacts of future climate changes in the respective regions.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Climate Research

Free keywords

  • climate modelling
  • climate change
  • land surface processes
  • monsoons
  • climate adaptation


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