Ademe Mekonnen

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentEnergy and Environmental Systems




OfficeGibbs Hall
Room: 310

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Ademe Mekonnen


Ph D: Physics, Secondary Education, Albany State University, 2008

MS: Meteorology, University of Reading, 1998

Other: Economics, Addis Ababa University, 1997

Other: Agricultural Meteorology, Israel Meteorological Department, 1990

Other: Meteorology, India Meteorological Department, 1990

BS: Physics, Addis ababa University, 1986

Research Interests

Research interest includes the interaction between tropical waves and convection, regional monsoons and medium to longer range forecast problem, climate variability and climate change.

Recent Publications

Thiaw, Wassila  Janicot, Serge  Bekele, Endalkachew   Cook, Kerry  Fontaine, B.  Mekonnen, Ademe  Ndiaye, Osmane  Tamo, H  Vizy, E.  (2017).  “Subseasonal Forecasting” in Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters' Handbook.  In Doug Parker and Mariane Diop-Kane,  yes   Wiley.

Semunegus, Hilawe  Mekonnen, Ademe  Schreck, Carl  (2017).  Characterization of Convective Systems and their Interaction with African Easterly Waves.  no   International Journal of Climatology.

Mekonnen, Ademe  Thorncroft, Chris  (2016).  On mechanisms that determine synoptic time scale convection over East Africa .  (36,  pp. 4045-4057).  International Journal of Climatology.

Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad  Mekonnen, Ademe  Jha, Manoj  (2015).  Diurnal temperature range trend over North Carolina and the associated mechanisms.  (160,  pp. 99--108).  Atmospheric Research.

Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad  Jha, Manoj  Mekonnen, Ademe  (2015).  Spatio-temporal long-term (1950--2009) temperature trend analysis in North Carolina, United States.  (1-2,  120,  pp. 159--171).  Theoretical and Applied Climatology.

Sayemuzzaman, Mohammad  Jha, Manoj  Mekonnen, Ademe  Schimmel, Keith  (2014).  Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States.  (145,  pp. 69--79).  Atmospheric research.