Ademe Mekonnen

Associate Professor

Ademe Mekonnen
College of Science and Technology

Applied Science and Technology

Gibbs Hall 310
B.S.Physics / Addis Ababa University
OtherAgricultural Meteorology / Israel Meteorological Department
OtherMeteorology / India Meteorological Department
OtherEconomics / Addis Ababa University
M.S.Weather, Climate and Modeling / University of Reading
Ph.D.Atmospheric Science / University at Albany State University


Dr. Mekonnen's research interest include tropical waves and convection, regional monsoons, climate variability and climate change. He specializes in tropical in tropical meteorology. He has long-years of experience in research and operational forecast with the Ethiopian Meteorological Service in Addis Ababa. His objective is to better understand the relationship between tropical waves and convection and rainfall including variability at shorter and longer time scales.

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.

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Recent Publications

  • Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft (2008). (A 3-4 day Convective Oscillation between East Africa and Equatorial Congo during Boreal Summer). ). 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change.
  • Anantha Aiyyer, Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft (2006). (Analysis of convection and its association with African easterly waves). (20) 19, pp. 5405–5421 ). Journal of climate.
  • Mike Hume, Jaak Jaagus, Sirje Keevallik, Ademe Mekonnen, Joel Smith (1998). (Chapter 3: Climate Change Scenarios). (Handbook on Methods for Climate change Impacts Assessment and Adaptation Strategies) ). United Nations Environment Programme.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Carl Schreck, Hilawe Semunegus (2017). (Characterization of Convective Systems and their Interaction with African Easterly Waves). 37, pp. 4486-4492 ). International Journal of Climatology.
  • Solomon Bililign, Yuh Lang Lin, Ademe Mekonnen, Michael PORTER, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Mohammed SAYEMUZZAMAN, Keith Schimmel, Kendra WHITEHEAD, Candice YOUNG, Jing Zhang (2012). (CLIMATE MISCONCEPTION REMEDIATION WITH 3-D VISUALIZATIONS). ). 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.
  • Anantha Aiyyer, George Kiladis, Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft (2008). (Convectively coupled Kelvin waves over tropical Africa during the boreal summer: Structure and variability). (24) 21, pp. 6649–6667 ). Journal of Climate.
  • Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman (2015). (Diurnal temperature range trend over North Carolina and the associated mechanisms). 160, pp. 99--108 ). Atmospheric Research.
  • Yuh-Lang Lin, Ademe Mekonnen, James Spinks (2014). (Effects of the subtropical anticyclones over North Africa and Arabian peninsula on the African easterly jet). 35, pp. 733-745 ). International Journal of Climatology.
  • Ademe Mekonnen (1998). (Interannual Rainfall Variability over the Horn of Africa). pp. 76 ). Report.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft (2016). (On mechanisms that determine synoptic time scale convection over East Africa ). 36, pp. 4045-4057 ). International Journal of Climatology.
  • Ademe Mekonnen (2010). (On the relationship between convective activity and easterly waves over Tropical North Africa: a weather state perspective). ). 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology.
  • Ademe Mekonnen (2006). (On the significance of African easterly waves on convection). ). American Meteorological society.
  • Anantha Aiyyer, Ademe Mekonnen, Carl Schreck, III (2012). (Projection of Tropical Cyclones on Wavenumber-Frequency-Filtered Equatorial Waves). (10) 25, pp. 3653–3658 ). Journal of Climate.
  • P. Bissoli, C. Ganter (2019). (Regional Climates). In J. Blunden and D.S. Arndt, (State of the Climate in 2018) (8) 100, pp. 189-250 ). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Soceity.
  • C. Bissoli, Ademe Mekonnen (2018). (Regional Climates: Africa [ in the State of Climate in 2017]). In Jessica Blunden and Derek Arndt, (The State of Climate in 2017) (8) 99, pp. S1-S332 ). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  • Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman (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.
  • Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Keith Schimmel (2014). (Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States). 145, pp. 69--79 ). Atmospheric research.
  • Endalkachew Bekele, Kerry Cook, B. Fontaine, Serge Janicot, Ademe Mekonnen, Osmane Ndiaye, H Tamo, Wassila Thiaw, E. Vizy (2017). (“Subseasonal Forecasting” in Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters' Handbook). In Doug Parker and Mariane Diop-Kane, ). Wiley.
  • Ademe Mekonnen (2007). (Synoptic Scale Convection and Wave Activity Over Tropical Africa and the Atlantic). ). ProQuest.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Carl Schreck (2020). (The Impact of Kelvin Waves during dry and wet African rainfall years). 11, pp. 15 ). Atmospheres.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Lakemariam Worku (2020). (The Impact of MJO and equatorial Waves on diurnal cycle over the Maritime Continent). (7) 11, pp. 7 ). Atmospheres.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, William Rossow (2018). (The Interaction Between Convective Systems and Easterly Wave Activity over Africa: Convective Transitions And Mechanisms). 146, pp. 1945-1961 ). Monthly Weather Review.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, William Rossow (2011). (The interaction between deep convection and easterly waves over tropical North Africa: A weather state perspective). (16) 24, pp. 4276–4294 ). Journal of Climate.
  • Weber Goncalves, Ademe Mekonnen, Cindy Pearl, William Rossow (2013). (Tropical precipitation extremes). (4) 26, pp. 1457–1466 ). Journal of Climate.