Postdoctoral Research Associate

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I'm interested in monsoon systems, particularly in West Africa. Also, I work on climate model evaluation, diagnostic study of extreme events, and climate projections. Currently, I'm assessing the capability and potentials of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) in simulating extreme events over the United States.


B.Tech. (2011) in Meteorology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria.

M.Tech. (2015) in Meteorology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria.

Ph.D. (2019) in Climate modelling, City University of Hong Kong.

Selected Publications:

Orimoloye IR, Ololade OO, Mazinyo SP, Kalumba AM, Ekundayo OY, Busayo ET, Akinsanola AA and Nel W (2019) Spatial assessment of drought severity in Cape Town area, South Africa. Heliyon.

Gbode IE, Adeyeri OE, Menang KP, Intsiful JDK, Ajayi VO, Omotosho JA and Akinsanola AA (2019) Observed changes in climate extremes in Nigeria. Meteorological Applications. 

Akinsanola AA and W. Zhou (2018) Projection of West African summer monsoon rainfall in dynamically downscaled CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics.

Morakinyo TE, Ogungbenro SB, Abolude AT and Akinsanola AA (2018) Quantifying the effect of rain events on outdoor thermal comfort in a high-density city, Hong Kong. Int J Biometeorol.

Akinsanola AA and W. Zhou (2018) Dynamic and thermodynamic factors controlling increasing summer monsoon rainfall over the West African Sahel. Climate Dynamics.

Akinsanola AA and W. Zhou (2018) Ensemble-based CMIP5 simulations of West African summer monsoon rainfall: current climate and future changes. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-018-2516

Akinsanola AA and W. Zhou (2018) Projected changes in West Africa summer monsoon rainfall extremes from two CORDEX models. Climate Dynamics.

Ogunjobi KO, Daramola MT and Akinsanola AA (2018) Estimation of surface energy fluxes from remotely sensed data over Akure, Nigeria. Spat. Inf. Res. 26: 77.

Odulami RC and Akinsanola AA (2018). Recent Assessment of West African Summer Monsoon Daily Rainfall Trends. Weather. DOI: 10.1002/wea.2965

Adeyeri OE, Akinsanola AA and Ishola KA (2017) Investigating surface urban heat island characteristics over Abuja, Nigeria: Relationship between land surface temperature and multiple vegetation indices. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment.

Akinsanola AA and Ogunjobi KO (2017) Evaluation of present-day rainfall simulations over West Africa in CORDEX regional climate models. Environ Earth Sci. 76: 366. doi:10.1007/s12665-017-6691-9

Akinsanola AA and Coauthors (2017). Evaluation of rainfall simulations over West Africa in dynamically downscaled CMIP5 global circulation models. Theor Appl Climatol. DOI 10.1007/s00704-017-2087-8

Raji KB, Ogunjobi KO and Akinsanola AA (2017). Radiative effects of dust aerosol on West African climate using simulations from RegCM4. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s40808-017-0295-y

Akinsanola AA et al. (2017) Assessment of Wind Energy Potential for Small Communities in South-South Nigeria: Case Study of Koluama, Bayelsa State. J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl 7: 227. doi:10.4172/20904541.1000227

Akinsanola AA, Ogunjobi KO, Ajayi, VO et al. (2016). Comparison of five gridded precipitation products at climatological scales over West Africa. Meteorol Atmos Phys. doi:10.1007/s00703-016-0493-6

Babalola OS and Akinsanola AA (2016). Change Detection in Land Surface Temperature and Land Use Land Cover over Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria. J. Remote Sensing & GIS 5: 171. doi:10.4172/2469-4134.1000171

Akinsanola AA and Aroninuola BA (2016). Diagnostic Evaluation of September 29, 2012 Heavy Rainfall Event over Nigeria. Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting 4: 155. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000155

Akinsanola AA and Ogunjobi KO (2015). Recent Homogeneity Analysis and Long Term Spatio-temporal Rainfall Trends in Nigeria. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-015-1701-x

Akinsanola AA Ogunjobi KO, Gbode IE and Ajayi VO (2015). Assessing the Capabilities of three Regional Climate Models over CORDEX Africa in Simulating West African Summer Monsoon Precipitation. Advances in Meteorology, Vol. 2015, Article ID 935431, 13pages. doi:10.1155/2015/935431

Gbode IE, Akinsanola AA and Ajayi VO (2015). Recent Changes of Some Observed Climate Extreme Events in Kano. International Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 2015, Article ID 298046, 6pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/298046

Akinsanola AA and Ogunjobi KO (2014). Analysis of Rainfall and Temperature Variability over Nigeria. Global Journal of Human Social Science Geography & Environmental Geosciences, Volume 14 issue 3 Version 1.0 year 2014, pages 10-28

Oluleye A, Ogunjobi KO, Bernard A, Ajayi VO, and Akinsanola AA (2012). Multiyear Analysis of Ground-Based Sunphotometer (AERONET) Aerosol Optical Properties and Its Comparison with Satellite Observations over West Africa. Global Journal of Human Social Science Geography & Environmental Geosciences Volume 12 Issue 10 Version 1.0 year 2012, pages 1-19