Research Interests:

  • Drivers of and trends in organised convection
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Climate dynamics
  • Convection-permitting models




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Publications 2023

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Crook, J.; Klein, C.; Folwell, S.; Taylor, C. M.; Parker, D. J.; Bamba, A.; Kouadio, K. (2023): Effects on Early Monsoon Rainfall in West Africa due to Recent Deforestation in a Convection-permitting Ensemble.
    In: Weather and Climate Dynamics 4/1, pp. 229 - 248. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Fletcher, J.K.; Diop, C.A.; Adefisan, E.; Ahiataku, M.; Ansah, S.O.; Birch, C.E.; Burns, H.L.; Clarke, S.J.; Gacheru, J.; James, T.D.; Ngetich Tuikong, C.K.; Koros, D.; Indasi, V.S.; Lamptey, B.L.; Lawal, K.A.; Parker, D.J.; Roberts, A.J.; Stein, T.; Visman, E.; Warner, J.; Woodhams, B.J.; Youds, L.H.; Ajayi, V.O.; Bosire, E.N.; Cafaro, C.; Camara, C.; Chanzu, B.; Dione, C.; Gitau, W.; Groves, D.; Groves, J.; Hill, P.G.; Ishiyaku, I.; Klein, C.M. et al. (2023): Tropical Africa’s First Testbed for High-Impact Weather Forecasting and Nowcasting.
    In: Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society 104/8, pp. E1409 - E1425. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Klein, Cornelia; Hänchen, Lorenz; Potter, Emily; Junquas, Clémentine; Harris, Bethan; Maussion, Fabien (2023): Untangling the importance of dynamic and thermodynamic drivers for wet and dry spells across the Tropical Andes.
    In: Environmental Research Letters 18/3, No. 034002. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Semeena, V. S.; Klein, Cornelia; Taylor, C. M.; Webster, S. (2023): Impact of land surface processes on convection over West Africa in convection-permitting ensemble forecasts: A case study using the MOGREPS ensemble.
    In: Atmospheric Science Letters 24/8, Nr. e1167. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Other)
  • Klein, Cornelia; Potter, Emily; Zauner, Cornelia; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Cruz Encarnación, Rolando; Cochachín Rapre, Alejo; Maussion, Fabien (2023): Farmers' first rain: investigating dry season rainfall characteristics in the Peruvian Andes.
    In: Environmental Research Communications 5/7, No. 071004. (DOI) (Web link)

Publications 2022

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Hänchen, L.; Klein, C.; Maussion, F.; Gurgiser, W.; Calanca, P.; Wohlfahrt, G. (2022): Widespread greening suggests increased dry-season plant water availability in the Rio Santa valley, Peruvian Andes.
    In: Earth System Dynamics 13/1, pp. 595 - 611. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Talib, J.; Taylor, C. M.; Klein, C.; Harris, B. L.; Anderson, S. R.; Semeena, V. S. (2022): The sensitivity of the West African monsoon circulation to intraseasonal soil moisture feedbacks.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 148/745, pp. 1709 - 1730. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Taylor, C.; Klein, C.; Dione, C.; Parker, D. J.; Marsham, J.; Diop, C. A.; Fletcher, J.; Chaibou, A.; Dignon, B. N.; Shamsudheen, S. V. (2022): Nowcasting tracks of severe convective storms in West Africa from observations of land surface state.
    In: Environmental Research Letters 17/3, No. 034016. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Taylor, CM; Klein, C; Parker, DJ; Gerard, F; Semeena, VS; Barton, EJ; Harris, BL (2022): Late-stage deforestation enhances storm trends in coastal West Africa.
    In: PNAS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119/2, No. e2109285119. (DOI) (Web link)

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