Dr Francis Nkrumah
University of Cape Coast
Francis Nkrumah is a lecturer and a research scientist in the Department of Physics, at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, from where he completed his undergraduate, MPhil and doctoral studies. His research interests lie in the area of physics, hydrology, meteorology, and climatology, with a particular focus on the atmospheric dynamics of the West African climate. Much of his work has been on improving the understanding of extreme weather events, mainly through the application of statistical tools to weather and climate data. He has also investigated the implications of mesoscale convective systems on the West African climate and land-use changes. He has actively collaborated with both domestic and international researchers in other disciplines of climate science. Dr Nkrumah has authored a number of papers on climate science over the past five years, and has given a number of talks and tutorials in his short career as an early career research scientist. He recently served as a Contributing Author to Working Group 1 for the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report.