Samuel Akande

Samuel Akande
Federal University of Technology, Akure | futa · Centre for Space Research and Applications

Doctor of Philosophy
Modelling Earth System,assessing climate change impacts on environment with integrated tools for adaptation &resilience

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Introduction
Samuel Akande earned PhD degree in Meteorology and Climate Sciences, Advanced Diploma certificates in Digital Earth & Geoinformatics (University of Salzburg, Austria) and Agro-biodiversity in Climate Sciences (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy). At ACMAD, he worked on enhancing the seasonal/sub-seasonal timescales of monitoring extreme events in Africa under the GCRF (African) SWIFT. Through regional/global networks, he has contributed to multidisciplinary research towards achieving the 17 SDGs
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - May 2022
Federal University of Technology Akure
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • I facilitate the deployment of near-real-time spatial monitoring projects, analyses, evaluations, procedures, and reports. In addition, I provide capacity building on Space Technology applications in agricultural, marine, environmental and health sectors across West-Africa. I also initiate strategic measures to achieve success of hazards early warning advisories and technical reports, including associated guidelines. I contribute to databases designs, models, reports writing and maps creations.
Education
May 2016 - December 2021
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Field of study
  • Meteorology and Climate Sciences

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Publications (67)
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Siting of buildings in rural urban development requires that the prevalence of termite activities is considered. The severity of termite activities across 18 selected locations within the FUTA campus was investigated. Defect-free samples of Pterygota macrocarpa wood species prepared according to ASTM D3345-17 (2017) were used as baits for assessing...
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As a critical factor of earth’s ecosystem, vegetation is sensitive to climate change and its feedback has a pronounced effect on climate, hydrology, and ecology, etc. The quantitative sensitivity of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to climate change has been investigated in the Lake Kainji Basin. This study therefore makes use of multi...
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Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a relevant indicator of vegetation health based on the manner plants reflects certain ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. Osun Osogbo is a scared grove, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with rich natural and cultural resources, hence this study is undertaken to establish the relationship between vari...
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Termites' attack has been a major problem for wooden structures and buildings. The severity of termites' attack on the AAUA campus area using Triplochiton scleroxylon wood as bait was examined. Identification of prevalent termite species as well as the soil's physical properties were studied in twenty sampled locations. Defect-free wood samples of...
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The Sentinel-2A data has spectral bands very similar to Landsat 8 (excluding the thermal bands of Landsat 8’s Thermal Infrared Sensor). The specific placement of the Sentinel-2A bands, as compared to Landsat 7 and 8 bands, can be seen in the graphic below. The main visible and near-infrared Sentinel-2A bands have a spatial resolution of 10 meters,...
Conference Paper
Coastal cities and Small Islands Developing States are perpetually at the edge of high-impact environmental hazards such as coastal flooding, storm surges, coastal erosion and hurricanes. In the West African coasts, these hazards are exacerbated by the additional constraints of the high vulnerability and inadequacy of adaptation capabilities of the...
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The coastal region of Ondo State, South-western Nigeria is located within the geographical coordinates of Latitude 6 21’0” North and Longitude 4 46’o” East. It is the longest coastal line in Nigeria and blessed with marine resources waiting to be exploited. The Blue Economy (BE) is an economic model proposed by Gunter Pauli that lay emphasis on eco...
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The coastal region of Ondo State, South-western Nigeria is located within the geographical coordinates of Latitude 6 21’0” North and Longitude 4 46’o” East. It is the longest coastal line in Nigeria and blessed with marine resources waiting to be exploited. The Blue Economy (BE) is an economic model proposed by Gunter Pauli that lay emphasis on eco...
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The coast is a part of the earth surface where the land meets the sea. Morphometric is the quantitative measurement and mathematical analysis of the configuration of the earth's surface, shape, and dimensions of its landforms. This analysis was carried out by evaluation of the linear, areal and relief aspects of watersheds in coastal areas. A water...
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A country's transportation system is inextricably linked to its development and economic prosperity. Industrial and socioeconomic development will be aided by well-designed and efficient road transportation infrastructure. Due to the fast building of roadways, road pavement maintenance and management are vital. Computer technology should be utilize...
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A country's transportation system is inextricably linked to its development and economic prosperity. Industrial and socioeconomic development will be aided by well-designed and efficient road transportation infrastructure. Due to the fast building of roadways, road pavement maintenance and management are vital. Computer technology should be utilize...
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Due to the negative consequences of urban heat islands (UHI) on urban ecology, Identifying the regional variation of land surface temperature (LST) offers a clear picture of the UHI phenomena and will aid in the introduction of appropriate mitigation techniques to address the UHI's advancing impact. Delineating the impact of UHI on land cover chang...
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The map shows the National Parks in Nigeria and their locations.
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The map shows the locations of forest reserves in Nigeria
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The map shows the locations of Wildlife sanctuaries in Nigeria
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Protected areas serve important ecological and socio-economic functions. In Nigeria, there are 1,129 forest reserves, 29 game reserves, four game sanctuaries and seven national parks. Wildlife conservation began with the formation of Nigeria in 1914, shortly after the northern and southern halves of the country were merged. Strict nature reserve,...
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The EARWAC platform was co-developed to enhance adaptation and resilience against coastal multi- hazards along the West African coast, from Senegal to Cameroon. The project is led by researchers from Future Earth’s Ocean KAN based at Sixth Avis Ltd, Nigeria, and has consulted widely among stakeholders across 12 countries. Join us for a presentation...
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The aim of this paper is to determine the climate change vulnerability of oil palm yield in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to sample six communities from two Local Government Areas (Ibesikpo Asun and Etim Ekpo) known for oil palm production in the study area. Probability Density Function (PDF), trend analysis, and...
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The aim of this paper is to determine the climate change vulnerability of oil palm yield in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to sample six communities from two Local Government Areas (Ibesikpo Asun and Etim Ekpo) known for oil palm production in the study area. Probability Density Function (PDF), trend analysis, and...
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Electricity is an important social metric in the modern world. Power can be generated from renewable/sustainable sources, or non-renewable sources. Both sources of power are available in large quantities in Nigeria, but most of the country's power supply is produced from non-renewable sources like oil and gas. There is the need to dip into the coun...
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Electricity is an important social metric in the modern world. Power can be generated from renewable/sustainable sources, or non-renewable sources. Both sources of power are available in large quantities in Nigeria, but most of the country's power supply is produced from non-renewable sources like oil and gas. There is the need to dip into the coun...
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Soil loss estimation and flood hazard mapping cannot be overemphasized due to their environmental, economic and societal concern. Thus, the main objective of this study was to assess the potential soil erosion and flood hazards zones using Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and Hand Above Nearest Drainage (HAND) models, respectively for a...
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The project includes the regional assessment of Land use dynamics over West Africa. Mapping the land use and land cover across the West Africa using the Landsat (TM, ETM+ , OLI) images requires an overview of the Worldwide Reference System (WRS) notation for the data. This enables users to inquire about satellite imagery over any portion of the wor...
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The presentation would help researchers to understand the Landsat scene arrangements over NIGERIA. The Paths and Rows covering Nigeria are detailed on the map as overlay, with the LGA and States boundaries. Brief information of LANDSAT 8 Mission The Landsat 8 satellite orbits the the Earth in a sun-synchronous, near-polar orbit, at an altitude of...
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The presentation is part of the training materials provided to participants during the Space Research Workshop. It provides step-by-step guide on how to download FREE satellite images from the Earth-Explorer web archive under the USGS (United States Geological Survey) mission. The EarthExplorer allows you to narrow down the search for free satelli...
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Data records of infectious diseases as obtained from observations at (Teaching and General) hospitals in Nigeria,using questionnaires and hospital records.
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The data is being used to assess the climatic impacts on livelihood sustainability in the Lake Chad region, and to make suitable adaptation and resilient actions for sustainable development.
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The research shows the trends and spatio-temporal distribution of tropospheric total column ozone over the Nigerian Eco-Climatic Zones. This research recommended a scientific-based environmental monitoring and planning to reduce the severe atmospheric ozone pollution in Nigeria.
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The abundance vegetation cover has a strong influence to the surface urban temperature. This study examines the magnitude and pattern of Urban Heat Intensity in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria. Multi-temporal data from Landsat , MODIS and ASTER satellite imageries spanning through 45 years (1973-2017) were used, with ground based measured temperature dat...
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The table consists of the coordinates and population information of major cities in Africa. This is an on-going research to determine the relationship between climate change and population in African cities.
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These are lines of codes writing for data extraction , using the FERRET PMEL.
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A research carried out to assess the Orography effect Cloud Partcile Radius over West Africa.
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The map shows the locations of forest reserves in Nigeria , with their respective land mass.
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The effect of salt-induced soil on growth and yield development of paddy rice in Akure, Nigeria was determined. This was to ascertain effect of various salt-inducing parameters on rice yield. Fifteen soil samples were collected and 13 parameters were analysed using standard procedures. The parameters include electrical conductivity (EC), pH, partic...
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The total land mass covered by the recent forest fires in the Sub-Saharan Africa is very alarming. There is therefore need to assess and monitor its past and recent occurrences using the Multi-temporal Satellite data from various sources.
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The map shows the extent of active fires in Australia (December, 2019). The main purpose of producing the map is to assess the satellite-based techniques for detecting and monitoring forest fires and air quality, so as to protect the environment from toxic air exposures and sources of pollution.
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The map shows the extent of active fires in Australia (December, 2019). The main purpose of producing the map is to assess the satellite-based techniques for detecting and monitoring forest fires and air quality, so as to protect the environment from toxic air exposures and sources of pollution.
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The Coastal temperature along the Gulf of Guinea at different pressure level heights of 250 HPa, 400 HPa, 600 HPa, 775 HPa, and 925 HPa (near surface).
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In Africa, the evidence of climate change impacts on agrobiodiversity systems is overwhelming through the high exposure of crop lands to extreme weather and greenhouse gases (GHGs) concentrations. Thus, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies should be considered from a contingency planning process perspective to enhance food security i...
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The Map is showing the geographical locations of the existing weather stations in Nigeria. This map was created by the author in 2018 during a research on comparative analysis between the satellite and in-situ rainfall data over Nigeria.
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Trends and spatial analysis of temperature and rainfall on rice yield in Nigeria was carried out. Forty year of past trends (1970-2010) was conducted with climate data obtained from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria while upland rice yield data were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization. Six cities,...
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Trends and spatial analysis of temperature and rainfall on rice yield in Nigeria was carried out. Forty year of past trends (1970–2010) was conducted with climate data obtained from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria while upland rice yield data were obtained from the Food and Agriculture Organization. Six cities,...
Conference Paper
The nexus across land-water-energy are great potential for improved hydropower generation and efficiency in Nigeria. Very few studies have been conducted on environmental assessments of energy generation from Kainji Lake, though it is the largest hydropower plant in Nigeria. The reduction in loss of water in the Lake, especially during the dry seas...
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Climate change has affected the world's natural resources, ecosystem services, economy and societies to a large extent scale that is yet unknown. As the sea rises in response to global climate changes, coastal cities are gradually losing a significant portion of their land through consequent environmental degradation processes. Coastlines are exper...
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Geographical Information System (GIS) was applied to the routing of campus shuttle in the study area to determine the optimum route for safe, effective and efficient transport services. Google earth professional was utilized to extract both the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) road network imagery and the coordinates of some prominent...
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The abundance vegetation cover has a strong influence to the surface urban temperature. This study examines the magnitude and pattern of Urban Heat Intensity in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria. Multi-temporal data from Landsat , MODIS and ASTER satellite imageries spanning through 45 years (1973-2017) were used, with ground based measured temperature dat...
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Precipitation and clouds are sensible weather elements that are essential to forecast in the tropics. Despite the importance of rain for human activities, techniques in forecasting day-to-day tropical rainfall events has not been explored extensively. With the atmospheric and tuning constants over West Africa ranging from 0.3 to 1.2 and 0.4 to 0.7...
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The Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA) was established by The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) to embark on internationally competitive research on space science and technology and make meaningful contribution to the emergence of indigenous space technology in Nige-ria. Since its establishment, the centre has become a...
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This article investigates spatio-temporal trends for different return periods of extreme significant wave height (SWH) in the Gulf of Guinea (GG), northeastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, based on a 37-year (1980–2016) wave hindcast. High-resolution reanalysis windfield datasets were used to force the spectral wave model WAVEWATCH III. The wave hindca...
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The global climate change influence marine animals through the ocean warming, acidification and oxygenation. This has affected the socioeconomic aspect of aquaculture through changes in seawater chemistry, sediment transport, decrease in seawater pH (acidification) etc. The study was conducted in the Gulf of Guinea region of the North Atlantic whic...
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In recent times, Ibadan has been experiencing an increase in mean temperature which appears to be linked to anthropogenic global warming. Previous studies have indicated that the warming may be accompanied by changes in extreme events. This study examined trends in mean and extreme temperatures over Ibadan during 1971–2012 at annual and seasonal sc...
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This work utilized a 37-year (1980–2016) 10 m wind field dataset got from the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) to examine the wind energy potential in the mid-Atlantic by using the Weibull parameters. The region generally showed a fairly good wind characteristics. The computed annual average wind power (170.23 w/m2) attribu...
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Urban growth and economic dependence on land and its numerous resources have been the major driving force shaping various landscapes. It has become an increasing evident that large development influences the climate. There are worries that rising temperature over developed areas could have adverse impact and increase living discomfort within city a...
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Poor physical planning had factually led to the destruction of valuable ecosystems in most academic institutions of developing countries such as Nigeria. This study aimed to detect the land cover change over time of T.A. Afolayan Wildlife Park, located at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria for a period of twelve years using Ikonos...
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The purpose of these this research is to assess the effects of weather on poultry production in Nigeria, thereby identifying methods that can be used by poultry producers to alleviate some of these detrimental effects of weather on poultry production. These effects could cause reduction in egg size, reduction in growth rate, reduction in egg produc...
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The specific aim of the research is to examine the various weather hazards that affect the effective flight operation in the aviation industry in Nigeria.
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Communication satellites remain a prominent backhaul communication infrastructure. It also provides a wide coverage across the rural, sub-urban and urban areas. However, rainfall invokes a number impairments on satellite communication links, particularly for operations within the microwave and millimeter wave bands. The resultant effect of its vari...
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Climate change and severe weather events such as temperature shocks and declining rainfall often strongly impede sustainable farming development, especially where agriculture is rain fed and when other external shocks such as poverty, poor access to inputs and credit are common. This is the context in which rural farmers carry out their farming and...
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THE EFFECTS OF WEATHER HAZARDS ON AVIATION FLIGHT SCHEDULES AND OPERATIONS
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COMPARISON AND ANALYSIS OF RAINFALL MEASUREMENTS USING DIFFERENT RAIN GAUGES

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The analyses would be carried out using the SEPAL and SEPAL-CEO (SEPAL-Collect Earth Online) and the Google Earth Engine which are cloud-based platforms. The results would be useful for scientific research and ecological planning towards environmental conservation.
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The project includes the regional assessment of Land use dynamics over West Africa. Mapping the land use and land cover across the West Africa using the Landsat (TM, ETM+ , OLI) images requires an overview of the Worldwide Reference System (WRS) notation for the data. This enables users to inquire about satellite imagery over any portion of the world by specifying a nominal scene center designated by PATH and ROW numbers. The WRS is applicable for the cataloging, referencing, and day-to-day acquisition and processing of the imagery transmitted from the Landsat sensors. Users would surely find this map useful.
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Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), which was previously known as a novel coronavirus (nCoV), was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Thus, this disease makes progress into a serious global emergency, leading to its declaration as an epidemic by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020. Various data visuals and statistical tools have been proposed to show the near- real time data of the spread of the deadly virus destroying the world. In societies with constrained data architecture, modeling, and visualization COVID-19 become an extremely difficult endeavor to capture. Reported speech daily COVID-19 record of total infected cases and death across Nigeria were obtained from Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) data archive. The data were queried to assess the near-real time mapping of the disease spread and community transmission, from the index case recorded on February 27 to June 8, 2020, in the country. Forecast and Spatial analyses performed using Python scripting and ARIMA model in Power Bi and ESRI ArcGIS Pro Database schema provided the visual support system for timely and effective monitoring of the pandemic.