Edmund I Yamba

Edmund I Yamba
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Meteorology and Climate Science

PhD

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Introduction
I am an early career scientist with core research focus in Biometeorology and Bioclimatology. I have huge research interest in modelling weather-driven infectious diseases in humans and animals, climate change, regional climate modelling, Environmental modelling, data mining and Geophysics. I seek to utilize my expertise to lead change, mentor younger ones and make the world a better place than I came to meet it.

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Publications (13)
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A new database of the Entomological Inoculation Rate (EIR) is used to directly link the risk of infectious mosquito bites to climate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applying a statistical mixed model framework to high-quality monthly EIR measurements collected from field campaigns in Sub-Saharan Africa, we analyzed the impact of rainfall and temperature sea...
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The Ghana Meteorological Agency delineated Ghana’s geographical space into four agro-climatic zones namely the north, transition, forest and coastal zones. Since the demarcation in the 1960s, previous studies have rarely provided a more dis-aggregated agro-climatic zone map in tandem with contemporary climate change and variability. The continued u...
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The increasing complexity of West African mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) has signfied the need for consistent studies in their evolutions. Currently, most studies have focused on the wet season MCSs dynamics, but, it is equally important for studies of dry season storms to enhance their predictability. Here, two severe thunderstorm case studie...
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The Leeds Africa Climate Hackathon aimed to generate user‐relevant narratives of possible future climate in East and West Africa relevant to hydroelectric power generation and agriculture respectively. Here we discuss how the virtual hackathon was organised, present the results, and examine the lessons learned from running such a hackathon. We foun...
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Two regional climate models (RCMs) participating in the CORDEX-Coordinated Output for Regional Evaluations (CORDEX-CORE) project feature a dipole-type rainfall bias during March-May (MAM) and September-November (SON) over Central Equatorial Africa (CEA), consisting in positive bias in West Central Equatorial Africa (WCEA) and negative bias in East...
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The presence, spatial extent, and persistence of low-level clouds (LLCs) largely impact on the diurnal surface radiation and energy balance, as well as, the regional climate. Notwithstanding, there is a limited understanding of their evolution and processes, particularly in southern West Africa. This paper assesses the development of LLCs and their...
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The Pra river catchment in Ghana is adversely affected by perennial flooding from high-intensity rainfall events. To aid in flood management at the catchment, the Gumbel extreme value distribution has been used to estimate the return periods of maxima rainfall, flood, and consecutive dry and wet days (CDD and CWD) for a period of 5 to 100 years. Th...
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The Greater Accra region is the most urbanized region in Ghana. Over the last decade, the region has undergone rapid population shift and urban sprawl. This has modified the natural environment of the area and led to the formation and warming of Urban Heat Island (UHI). Previous studies have not established enough evidence on the existence of UHI p...
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A comprehensive literature review was conducted to create a new database of 197 field surveys of monthly malaria Entomological Inoculation Rates (EIR), a metric of malaria transmission intensity. All field studies provide data at a monthly temporal resolution and have a duration of at least one year in order to study the seasonality of the disease....
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Background: A major health burden in Cameroon is malaria, a disease that is sensitive to climate, environment and socio-economic conditions, but whose precise relationship with these drivers is still uncertain. An improved understanding of the relationship between the disease and its drivers, and the ability to represent these relationships in dyn...

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