The publications listed below were supported by UK Research and Innovation as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund, African SWIFT programme, grant number NE/P021077/1.

  • Atiah, W. A., Amekudzi, L. K., Aryee, J. N. A., Preko, K., & Danuor S. K. 2020. Validation of satellite and merged rainfall data over Ghana, West Africa. Atmosphere, 11(8), 859.
  • Balogun, R. A., Adefisan, E. A., Adeyewa, Z. D., & Okogbue, E.C. 2020. A concise comparison of two rainfall onset definitions using convective properties derived from TRMM precipitation radar data. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.
  • Giannini, A., Ali, A., Kelley, C. P., Lamptey, B. L., Minoungou, B., & Ndiaye, O. 2020. Advances in the lead time of Sahel rainfall prediction with the North American Multimodel Ensemble. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(9).
  • Nkiaka, E., Taylor, A., Dougill, A. J., Antwi-Agyei, P., Adefisan, E. A., Ahiataku, M. A., Baffour-Ata, F., Fournier, N., Indasi, V. S., Konte, O., Lawal, K., A., & Toure, A. 2020. Exploring the need for developing impact-based forecasting in West Africa. Frontiers in Climate.
  • Osei, M. A., Amekudzi, L. K., Ferguson, C. R., & Danuor, S. K. 2020. Inter-comparison of AIRS temperature and relative humidity profiles with AMMA and DACCIWA radiosonde observations over West Africa. Remote Sensing, 12(16).


Publications with SWIFT partners as contributing authors
  • Achugbu, I. C., Dudhia, J., Olufayo, A. A., Balogun, I., A., Adefisan, E. A., & Gbode, I. E. 2020. Assessment of WRF land surface model performance over West Africa. 2020. Advances in Meteorology.
  • Antwi-Agyei, P. & Amoah, A. B. 2018. Ghana’s vision for national adaptation planning. National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network.
  • Balogun, R. A., Adefisan, E. A., Adeyewa, Z. D., & Okogbue, E. C. 2020. Thermodynamic environment during the 2009 Burkina Faso and 2012 Nigeria flood disasters: Case study. In: Leal Filho W., Ogugu N., Adelake L., Ayal D., da Silva I., (eds) African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Springer, Cham.
  • Cornforth, R., Parker, D.J., Diop-Kane, M., Fink, A.H., Lafore, J.P., Laing, A., Afiesimama, E., Caughey, J., Diongue-Niang, A., Kassimou, A. and Lamb, P., 2019. The First Forecasters’ Handbook for West Africa. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society100(11), pp.2343-2351.
  • Dike, V.N., Addi, M., Andang’o, H.A., Attig, B.F., Barimalala, R., Diasso, U.J., Du Plessis, M., Lamine, S., Mongwe, P.N., Zaroug, M. and Ochanda, V.K., 2018. Obstacles facing Africa’s young climate scientistsNature Climate Change8(6), pp.447-449.
  • Finney, D. L., Marsham, J. M., Wilkinson, J. M., Field, P. R., Blyth, A. M., Jackson, L. S., Kendon, E. J., Tucker, S. O., & Stratton, R. A. 2020. African lightning and its relation to rainfall and climate change in a convection-permitting model. Geophysical Research Letters.
  • Fitzpatrick, R. G. J., Parker, D. J., Marsham, J. H., Rowell, D. P., Jackson, L. S., Finney, D., Deva, C., Tucker, S. & Stratton, R. 2020. How a typical West African day in the future-climate compares with current-climate conditions in a convection-permitting and parameterised convection climate model. Climactic Change.
  • Klein, C. & Taylor, C. M. 2020. Dry soils can intensify mesoscale convective systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2007998117
  • Mutemi, J. 2018. Sub-seaonal to seasonal models for improving predictions of high impact weather, climate forecasting and advancing operational research across Africa meteorological services, academic and training centres. S2S Prediction Project July Newsletter, Number 9.
  • Wainwright, C. M., Finney, D. L., Kilavi, M., Black, E., & Marsham, J.H. 2020 Extreme rainfall in East Africa, October 2019-January 2020 and context under future climate change. Weather, Royal Meteorological Society.