Dr. Emmanuel Quansah

Senior Lecturer


Dept: Meteorology and Climate Science
Meteorology and Climate Science Unit

Department of Physics,

KNUST, Kumasi

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Research Areas/Interests

Estimation of solar energy, estimation and validation of CO2, and surface energy fluxes using Land Surface Models, Impact of aerosols on boundary-laye...~more

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Publications

     

    Articles

    Davies, P.; Baatz, R.; Bogena, H.R.; Quansah, E.; Amekudzi, L.K. Optimal Temporal Filtering of the Cosmic-Ray Neutron Signal to Reduce Soil Moisture Uncertainty. Sensors 2022, 22, 9143. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22239143

    Agyekum, J., Annor, T., Quansah, E. et al.Extreme temperature indices over the Volta Basin: CMIP6 model evaluation. Clim Dyn (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06503-x. SharedIt link: https://rdcu.be/cZv8l

    Osei M. A., Padi M., Yahaya B., Baidu M., Quansah E. et al. The Dynamics of the Dry and Wet Monsoon MCS formation over West Africa: Case assessment of 13th February 2018 and 18th June 2018. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4399

    Jacob Agyekum, J., Annor, T., Quansah, E., Benjamin Lamptey, B., and G., Okafor (2022): Extreme Precipitation Indices over the Volta Basin: CMIP6 model evaluation Scientific African (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2022.e01181

    Asilevi, P. J., Opoku, N. K., Martey, F., Setsoafia, E., Ahafianyo, F., Quansah, E., Dogbey, F., Amankwah, S., and M. Padi (2022): Development of High-Resolution Cloud Cover Climatology Databank Using Merged Manual and Satellite Datasets over Ghana, West Africa, Atmosphere-Ocean. https://doi.org/10.1080/07055900.2022.2072266

    Asilevi, P. J., Quansah, E., and F. Dogbey (2022): Satellite?based estimates of photosynthetically active radiation for tropical ecosystems in Ghana-West Africa. Tropical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-022-00234-0

    Osei M. A, Amekudzi, L. K., and E. Quansah (2021). Characterisation of wet and dry spells and associated atmospheric dynamics at the Pra River catchment of Ghana, West Africa. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, Vol. 34, 100801. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100801

    Osei M. A, Amekudzi L. K, Omari-Sasu A. Y, Yamba E. I, Quansah E, Aryee J. N. A, and K. Preko (2021): Estimation of the return periods of maxima rainfall and floods at the Pra River Catchment, Ghana, West Africa using the Gumbel extreme value theory. Heliyon 7 (2021) e06980. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06980

    Fosu-Amankwah, K., Bessardon, G. E. Q., Quansah, E., Amekudzi, L. K., Brooks, B. J., and R. Damoah (2021): Assessment of aerosol burden over Ghana, Scientific African, 14 (2021) e00971. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e00971

    Atiah, W.A., Amekudzi, L.K., Akum R. A., Quansah, E, Antwi-Agyei P., and S. K. Danuor (2021): Climate Variability and Impacts on Maize (Zea Mays) Yield in Ghana, West Africa, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4199

    Berger, S., Bliefernicht, J., Linstädter, A., Canak, K., Guug, S., Heinzeller, D., Hingerl, L., Mauder, M., Neidl, F., Quansah, E., Salack, S., Steinbrecher, R., and H., Kunstmann (2019): The impact of rain events on CO2 emissions from contrasting land use systems in semi-arid West African savannas, Science of the Total Environment 647 (2019) 1478–1489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.397

    Asilevi PJ, Quansah E, Amekudzi LK, Annor T, Klutse NAB (2019): Modeling the spatial distribution of Global Solar Radiation (GSR) over Ghana using the Ångström-Prescott sunshine duration model. Scientific Africa 4: e00094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00094

    Atiah, W.A., Amekudzi, L.K., Quansah, E, and Preko, K. (2019). The Spatio-Temporal Variability of Rainfall over the Agro-Ecological Zones of Ghana. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 9, 527-544. DOI: 10.4236/acs.2019.93034

    Agyekum J., Annor T., Lamptey B., Quansah E., and R. Y. K. Agyeman (2018): Evaluation of CMIP5 Global Climate Models over the Volta Basin: Precipitation Advances in Meteorology Vol. 2018, Article ID 7505321, 15 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4853681

    Bliefernicht, J., Berger, S., Salack, S., Guug, S., Hingerl, L., Heinzeller, D., Mauder, M., Steinbrecher, R., Steup, G., Bossa, A. Y., Waongo, M., Quansah, E., Balogun, A. A., Yira, Y., et al. (2018): The WASCAL Hydro-meteorological Observatory in the Sudan Savanna of Burkina Faso and Ghana. Hydrological Observatories. https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2018.03.0065

    Quansah E., Katata G., Mauder M., Annor T., Amekudzi L. K., Bliefernicht J., Heinzeller D., Balogun A. A., and H. Kunstmann (2017): Numerical Simulation of Surface Energy and Water Balances over a Semiarid Grassland Ecosystem in the West African Savanna. Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2017, Article ID 6258180, 11 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6258180

    Aryee, J. N. A., Amekudzi, L. K., Quansah, E., Klutse, N. A. B., Atiah W. A., and C. Yorke (2017): Development of High Spatial Resolution Rainfall Data for Ghana. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5238

    Agyeman R. Y. K., Annor T., Lamptey B., Quansah E, Agyekum J., and S. A. Tieku (2017). Optimal physics parameterization scheme combination of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for seasonal precipitation forecast over Ghana. Advances in Meteorology 2017, Article ID 7505321, 15 pages. doi.org/10.1155/2017/7505321

    Amekudzi, L. K., Osei, M. A., Atiah, W. A., Aryee, J. N. A., Ahiataku, M. A., Quansah, E., Preko, K., Danuor, S. K. and A. H. Fink (2016): Validation of TRMM and FEWS Satellite Rainfall Estimates with Rain Gauge Measurement over Ashanti Region, Ghana. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 6, 500 – 518. DOI: 4236/acs.2016.64040

    N’Datchoh E. Toure, A. Konaré, A. Diedhiou, A. Diawara, Quansah E., and P. Assamoi (2015): Effects of climate variability on savannah fire regimes in West Africa. Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-161-2015

    Quansah, E., Mauder, M., Balogun, A. A., Amekudzi, L. K., Hingerl, L., Bliefernicht, J., and H. Kunstmann (2015): Carbon dioxide fluxes from contrasting ecosystems in the Sudanian Savanna in West Africa. Carbon Balance and Management, 10(1):1 – 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13021-014-0011-4

    Quansah, E., Amekudzi, L. K., Preko, K., Aryee, J., Boakye, O. S., Boli, D., and M. R. Salifu (2014): Empirical Models for Estimating Global Solar Radiation over the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Journal of Solar Energy Volume 2014, Article ID 897970, 6 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/897970

    Bliefernicht J., Kunstmann H., Hingerl L., Rummler T., Andresen S., Mauder M., Steinbrecher R., Frieß R., Gochis D., Gessner U., Quansah E., Awotuse A., Neidl F., Jahn C., and B. Boubacar (2013): Field and simulation experiments for investigating regional land-atmosphere interactions in West Africa: Experimental setup and first results, In: E. Boegh, et al., editors, Climate and land surface changes in hydrology. RedBook Ser. 359. Assoc. Hydrol. Sci., London. p. 226–232

    Quansah E., Amekudzi L. K., and K. Preko (2012), The influence of temperature and relative humidity on indoor ozone concentrations during the Harmattan period. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences 3(5): 863 – 867

    Quansah E., K. Preko, and L. K. Amekudzi (2011), First performance assessment of blends of Jatropha, palm oil and soya bean biodiesel with kerosene as fuel for domestic purposes in rural Ghana. International Journal of Energy and Environment 2(2), 331 – 336. http://www.ijee.ieefoundation.org/

    Jacobi, H. W., Annor, T., and E. Quansah (2006). Investigation of the photochemical decomposition of nitrate, hydrogen peroxide, and formaldehyde in artificial snow, Journal of photochemistry and photo-biology a-chemistry, 179(3), 330-338.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2005.09.001

    Blunier, T., Floch, G., Jacobi, H. W., and E. Quansah (2005). Isotopic view on nitrate loss in Antarctic surface snow, Geophysical research letters, 32, L13501. https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023011

    Book Chapters

    Jacobi, H. W., Annor, T., Kwakye-Awuah, B., Hilker, B., and E. Quansah (2007). A mechanism for photochemical reactions in the quasi-liquid layer of snow crystals in polar regions, Physics and chemistry of ice: [the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Ice held in Bremerhaven, Germany on 23 – 28 July 2006]/ ed. by Werner F. Kuhs Cambridge: RSC Publishing, 241 – 248. https://doi.org/1016/j.jphotochem.2006.06.039


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