Publications

1)    Mekonnen, A and W. B. Rossow, 2016: “The Interaction Between Cloud Regimes and Easterly Wave Activity over Africa: Convective Transitions And Mechanisms”, J. Clim. (to be submitted).

2)    Semunegus, H., A. Mekonnen, and C. Schreck, 2016: “Characterization of Convective Systems and their Interaction with African Easterly Waves”. Int. J. Climatol. (accepted with minor revision).

3)    Mekonnen, A., J. A. Renwick, and A. Sánchez-Lugo, Eds., 2016: Regional climates [in “State of the Climate in 2015”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97 (8), S173–S226.

4)    Mekonnen, A., and C. Thorncroft, 2016: “On mechanisms that determine synoptic time scale convection over East Africa”. Int. J. Climatol., 36, 4045-4057. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4614.

5)    Thiaw, W., S. Janicot, E. Bekele, K. H. Cook, B. Fontaine, A. Mekonnen, O. Ndiaye, H. Tamo, and E. Vizy, 2016: “Subseasonal Forecasting” in “A Guide for Operational Weather Forecasting for West Africa: AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) Forecasters’ Handbook”, D. Parker & Diop-Kane (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell Publishers (in press).

6)    Mekonnen, A., A. Renwick, J. A. Sánchez-Lugo (Eds.), 2015: “Regional Climate” [in “State of the Climate Report in 2014”], Blunden J., and D.S. Arndt (eds.). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96(7), S169-S219.

7)    Sayemuzzaman, M., A. Mekonnen, and M. Jha, 2015: Diurnal temperature range trend over North Carolina and associated mechanisms. Atmospheric Research, 160, 99-108, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.03.009.

8)    Spinks, J., Y-H. Lin and A. Mekonnen, 2015: “Effects of the subtropical anticyclones over North Africa and Arabian peninsula on the African easterly jet. Int. J. Climtol., 35, 733-745. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4017.

9)    Sayemuzzaman, M., M. Jha, and A. Mekonnen, 2014: “Spatio-temporal long term (1950-2009) temperature trend analysis in North Carolina, United States”. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 120, 159-171. DOI 10.1007/s00704-014-1147-6.

10) Sayemuzzaman, M., M. Jha, A. Mekonnen, K. Schimmel, 2014: “Subseasonal Climate Variability for North Carolina, United States". Atmospheric Research, 145-146, 69-79.

11) Rossow, W. B., A. Mekonnen, C. Pearl and W. Goncalves, 2013: Tropical Precipitation Extremes. J. Climate, 26, 1457-1466.

12) Aiyyer, A., A. Mekonnen, and C. Schrek, 2012: Projection of tropical cyclones on wavenumber-frequency filtered equatorial waves. J. Climate, 25, 3653-3658.

13) Mekonnen, A. and W.B. Rossow, 2011: The interaction between deep convection and easterly waves over Tropical North Africa: A weather state perspective. J. Climate, 24, 4275-4293.

14) Mekonnen, A., C. D. Thorncroft, A. R. Aiyyer and G. N. Kiladis, 2008: Convectively coupled Kelvin waves over Africa during the boreal summer: Structure and variability. J. Climate, 21, 6649-6667.

15) Mekonnen, A., C. D. Thorncroft, and A. R. Aiyyer, 2006: Analysis of Convection and its Association with African easterly waves. J. Climate, 19, 5405-5421.

16) Mekonnen, A. and K. Hailemariam, 2000: “Baseline and Climate Change Scenarios for Ethiopia”. Ethiopian Meteorological Service, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Contribution in a book and/or manuals

  1. 1998: Contributing author of “Climate Change Scenarios” in the “Handbook on Methods for Climate change Impacts Assessment and Adaptation Strategies”, Feenstra, J. F., I. Burton, J. B. Smith and R.S.J. Toll (eds.). United Nations Environment Programme and Institute of Environmental Studies.

  2. 2000: Contributing author of the “First Ethiopian National Communication to the UNFCC” and author of the section on “Baseline Climate and Climate change Scenarios”. Ethiopian Government policy report to the GEF/UNDP/UNFCC. Ethiopian Meteorological Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Reports

  1. Mekonnen, A., 1997: “Rainfall trend analysis over selected stations in Ethiopia”. Ethiopian Meteorological Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  2. Mekonnen, A., 1992: “Rainfall analysis based on Gamma distribution”. Ethiopian Meteorological Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Contributions in professional Conferences/workshops

  1. Mekonnen, A. and W. B. Rossow, 2017: “The Interaction Between Convective Systems and Easterly Wave Activity over Africa: Convective Transitions And Mechanisms”. The 97th AMS Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 22-26 January 2017.
  2. Santiago, N. A., and A. Mekonnen, 2017: “The Influence of the Mid-Tropospheric Circulation on Developing and Nondeveloping African Easterly Waves: A Case Study.” The 97th AMS Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 22-26 January 2017.
  3. Armstrong, D.L., and A. Mekonnen, 2017: “The Role Of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Wave Activity On different types of Convection And Easterly Wave Initiation Over Africa”. The 97th AMS Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 22-26 January 2017.
  4. Schimmel, K.A. and A. Mekonnen, 2016: “Use of GIS and History to Engage Students in a General Educaiton Weather and Climate Course”. Lilly conference on Designing Effective Teaching, Asheville, NC (7/31/16-8/3/2016).
  5. Semunegus, H., and A. Mekonnen, 2016: “Characterization of Convection and their Association with African easterly waves over North Africa”. The Tropical Meteorology and Hurricanes Conference, Porto Rico, US (18-22 April 2016). American Meteorological Society.
  6. Mekonnen, A., 2016: “Implementation of Weather and Climate Studies” course at North Carolina A&T State University. American Meteorological Society 96th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (9-15 January 2016). Poster presentation (Supported by AMS 25th Education Conference).
  7. Mekonnen, A. and C.D. Thorncroft, 2015: “On the mechanisms that determine the synoptic scale variability over East Africa”. Conference on “Seasonal to Decadal Prediciton”. Conference organized by the Ethiopian Meteorological Agency and the UNDP/GEF, 16-18 Dec. 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  8. Semunegus, H, A. Mekonnen, C. Schreck, 2014: “Characterization of Convection and their Association with African easterly waves over North Africa”. The Tropical Meteorology and Hurricanes Conference, Porto Rico,  US (18-22 April 2016). American Meteorological Society.
  9. Mekonnen, A. and C.D. Thorncroft, 2015: “On the mechanisms that determine the synoptic scale variability over East Africa”. Conference on “Seasonal to Decadal Prediciton”. Conference organized by the Ethiopian Meteorological Agency and the UNDP/GEF, 16-18 Dec. 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  10. Semunegus, H. and A. Mekonnen, 2014: “The Relationship between African easterly waves and convection using observations and reanalysis data over the Ethiopian Highlands”. The 16th Mountain Meteorology Conference, San Diego, CA (18-22 August 2014). American Meteorological Society.
  11. Mekonnen, A., G.T. Diro and S. Bililign, 2013: “Investigation of the medium range variability of rainfall and associated mechanisms over the Greater Horn of Africa”. Poster presentation at the “African Climate Conference”. World Research Climate Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Africa- African Climate Policy Centre, Arusha, Tanzania (15-18 Oct. 2013).
  12. Mekonnen, A. 2013: “The interaction between easterly waves and deep convection: a weather state perspective”. Invited Presentation at the Workshop “ISCCP at 30: International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project workshop”. Workshop organized by the World Meteorological Organization, GEWEX and the City college of New York (22-26 April 2013).
  13. Mekonnen, A. and W.B. Rossow, 2012: “On the role of transitioning weather states in the initiation of African easterly waves”. The 30th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (15-20 April 2012). American Meteorological Society.
  14. Mekonnen, A., and W. Rossow, 2010: “The interaction between deep convection and easterly wave over tropical Africa: a weather state perspective”. The 29th Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Tucson, AR (10 - 14 May 2010). American Meteorological Society.
  15. Mekonnen, A., and C. Thorncroft, 2008: “On the 3-4 day periodic convection over East Africa”. The 28th Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Orlando, FL (28 April – 2 May 2008). American Meteorological Society.
  16. Mekonnen, A. and C. Thorncroft, 2008: “The role of upper tropospheric easterly waves on the synoptic time scale convection over East Africa”. The 88th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana (20-24 Jan. 2008).
  17. Mekonnen, A. and C. Thorncroft, 2008: “A 3-4 day Convective Oscillation between East Africa and Equatorial Congo during Boreal Summer”. The 88th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana (20-24 Jan. 2008).
  18. Mekonnen, A. and C. Thorncroft, 2007: “Convectively coupled Kelvin waves over tropical Africa”. The 2nd International AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany (26-30 Nov. 2007).
  19. Mekonnen, A. and C. Thorncroft, 2007: “On the mechanisms of 3-4 day periodic convection over East Africa”. The 2nd International AMMA Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany (26-30 Nov. 2007).
  20. Mekonnen, A., 2006: “The role of Kelvin wave activity on convection and rainfall over tropical Africa”. Preprint: The 27th Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Monterey, CA (23-28 April 2006). American Meteorological Society.
  21. Mekonnen, A. and C. D. Thorncroft, 2005: “Analysis of convection and its association with African easterly waves”. Poster at the AMMA First International Conference, Dakar, Senegal (28 Nov. -2 Dec. 2005).
  22. Mekonnen, A. and C. Thorncroft, 2005: “The role of East African convection on the initiation of African easterly waves”. Preprint: The Northeast Tropical conference, Rensselaerville, New York (7-9 June 2005).
  23. Mekonnen, A., 2004: “The Significance of African easterly waves on convection”. Preprint: The 26th Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Conference, Miami, FL (3-7 May 2004). American Meteorological Society.

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