Ademe Mekonnen

Associate Professor

Ademe Mekonnen
Gibbs Hall 310
OtherAgricultural Meteorology / Israel Meteorological Department
M.S.Weather, Climate and Modeling / University of Reading
OtherEconomics / Addis Ababa University
Ph.D.Atmospheric Science / University at Albany State University
OtherMeteorology / India Meteorological Department
B.S.Physics / Addis Ababa 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, William Rossow, 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.
  • Wassila Thiaw, Serge Janicot, Endalkachew Bekele, Kerry Cook, B. Fontaine, Ademe Mekonnen, Osmane Ndiaye, H Tamo, E. Vizy, Wassila Thiaw, Serge Janicot (2017). (“Subseasonal Forecasting” in Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters' Handbook). In Doug Parker and Mariane Diop-Kane, (yes) ). Wiley.
  • Hilawe Semunegus, Ademe Mekonnen, Carl Schreck, Hilawe Semunegus, Ademe Mekonnen (2017). (Characterization of Convective Systems and their Interaction with African Easterly Waves). (no) 37, pp. 4486-4492 ). International Journal of Climatology.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft, Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft (2016). (On mechanisms that determine synoptic time scale convection over East Africa ). 36, pp. 4045-4057 ). International Journal of Climatology.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Ademe Mekonnen, Manoj Jha, Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman (2015). (Diurnal temperature range trend over North Carolina and the associated mechanisms). 160, pp. 99--108 ). Atmospheric Research.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, 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.
  • Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, Manoj Jha, Ademe Mekonnen, Keith Schimmel, Ademe Mekonnen, Manoj Jha, Keith Schimmel, Mohammad Sayemuzzaman (2014). (Subseasonal climate variability for North Carolina, United States). 145, pp. 69--79 ). Atmospheric research.
  • James Spinks, Yuh-Lang Lin, Ademe Mekonnen, James Spinks, Ademe Mekonnen (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.
  • William Rossow, Ademe Mekonnen, Cindy Pearl, Weber Goncalves, William Rossow, Ademe Mekonnen (2013). (Tropical precipitation extremes). (4) 26, pp. 1457–1466 ). Journal of Climate.
  • Anantha Aiyyer, Ademe Mekonnen, Carl Schreck, III, Anantha Aiyyer, Ademe Mekonnen (2012). (Projection of Tropical Cyclones on Wavenumber-Frequency-Filtered Equatorial Waves). (10) 25, pp. 3653–3658 ). Journal of Climate.
  • Mohammed SAYEMUZZAMAN, Keith Schimmel, Michael PORTER, Solomon Bililign, Ademe Mekonnen, Yuh Lang Lin, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Jing Zhang, Kendra WHITEHEAD, Candice YOUNG, Yevgenly Rastigeyev, Jing Zhang, Yuh Lang Lin, Ademe Mekonnen, Keith Schimmel, Mohammed SAYEMUZZAMAN, Solomon Bililign (2012). (CLIMATE MISCONCEPTION REMEDIATION WITH 3-D VISUALIZATIONS). ). 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, William Rossow, 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.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, 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, Chris Thorncroft, 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.
  • Chris Thorncroft, Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft, Ademe Mekonnen (2008). (A 3-4 day Convective Oscillation between East Africa and Equatorial Congo during Boreal Summer). ). 20th Conference on Climate Variability and Change.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Ademe Mekonnen (2007). (Synoptic Scale Convection and Wave Activity Over Tropical Africa and the Atlantic). ). ProQuest.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Ademe Mekonnen (2006). (On the significance of African easterly waves on convection). ). American Meteorological society.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Chris Thorncroft, 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.
  • Joel Smith, Mike Hume, Jaak Jaagus, Sirje Keevallik, Ademe Mekonnen, Joel Smith, Ademe Mekonnen (1998). (Chapter 3: Climate Change Scenarios). (Handbook on Methods for Climate change Impacts Assessment and Adaptation Strategies) ). United Nations Environment Programme.
  • Ademe Mekonnen, Ademe Mekonnen (1998). (Interannual Rainfall Variability over the Horn of Africa). (No) pp. 76 ). Report.