Adrian Mark Tompkins

Permanent Scientific Staff
Senior Research Scientist
Adrian Mark Tompkins
+39 040 2240 579
tompkins@ictp.it
I am a research scientist in the Earth System Physics section of ICTP.

My research interests focus on cloud and convection dynamics and physics, and their representation in weather forecast and climate models, and how the organisation of convection in the tropics may impact climate sensitivity.

I am a research scientist in the Earth System Physics section of ICTP.

My research interests focus on cloud and convection dynamics and physics, and their representation in weather forecast and climate models, and how the organisation of convection in the tropics may impact climate sensitivity.

Regarding the mandate of ICTP, I am particularly concerned with how weather prediction and climate models can be better applied in developing countries. I have taught at over 35 schools, workshops and training events in Africa, Asia and C/S America in the past 13 years, being the main director/organiser of over 25 of these events in over 12 African countries. In recent years, these have also focussed on training of the use of open-access tools and datasets, particularly those available within the Copernicus climate services framework, hosted and operated by my previous employer ECMWF.

More recently, my research has branched in climate applications of particular relevance to Africa, mostly in the area of health. I am the lead developer of a open-source, regional dynamical malaria transmission model that accounts for climate and population and also a (highly efficient!) agent-based model for cyclic human mobility. If you would like to partner me with projects in this area, please get in touch.

I am a member of the technical advisory group of the malaria section of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). I also served as a member on the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on sub-Seasonal to Interdecadal Prediction (WGSIP) from 2012 to 2019 and as member and then co-chair of the scientific advisory committee (SAC) of the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) since its inception

Publications

Journal article
2023
GeoHealth (2023)
Edmund I. Yamba | Andreas H. Fink | Kingsley Badu | Ernest O. Asare | Adrian M. Tompkins | Leonard K. Amekudzi
Journal article
2021
Journal of Climate (2021)
Abid, M.A. | Kucharski, F. | Molteni, F. | Kang, I.-S. | Tompkins, A.M. | Almazroui, M.
Journal article
2021
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2021)
Tompkins, A.M. | Semie, A.G.
Journal article
2021
Nature Communications (2021)
Alizée Chemison | Gilles Ramstein | Adrian M. Tompkins | Dimitri Defrance | Guigone Camus | Margaux Charra | Cyril Caminade
Journal article
2021
The Lancet Planetary Health (2021)
Felipe J Colón-González | Maquins Odhiambo Sewe | Adrian M Tompkins | Henrik Sjödin | Alejandro Casallas | Joacim Rocklöv | Cyril Caminade | Rachel Lowe
Journal article
2020
AGU Advances (2020)
S. Bony | A. Semie | R. J. Kramer | B. Soden | A. M. Tompkins | K. A. Emanuel
Journal article
2020
Data (2020)
Yamba, E.I. | Tompkins, A.M. | Fink, A.H. | Ermert, V. | Amelie, M.D. | Amekudzi, L.K. | Briët, O.J.T.
Journal article
2020
Climatic Change (2020)
Karypidou, M.C. | Almpanidou, V. | Tompkins, A.M. | Mazaris, A.D. | Gewehr, S. | Mourelatos, S. | Katragkou, E.
Journal article
2019
GeoHealth (2019)
Tompkins, A.M. | Colón-González, F.J. | Di Giuseppe, F. | Namanya, D.B.
Journal article
2019
Malaria Journal (2019)
Mbouna, A.D. | Tompkins, A.M. | Lenouo, A. | Asare, E.O. | Yamba, E.I. | Tchawoua, C.
Journal article
2019
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2019)
Cornforth, R. | Parker, D.J. | Diop-Kane, M. | Fink, A.H. | Lafore, J.-P. | Laing, A. | Afiesimama, E. | Caughey, J. | Diongue-Niang, A. | Kassimou, A. | Lamb, P. | Lamptey, B. | Mumba, X. | Nnodu, I. | Omotosho, J. ...
Journal article
2019
Journal of Biogeography (2019)
McGlynn, G. | Lejju, J. | Dalton, C. | Mooney, S.D. | Rose, N.L. | Tompkins, A.M. | Bannister, W. | Tan, Z.D. | Zheng, X. | Rühland, K.M. | Taylor, D.
Journal article
2018
PLoS ONE (2018)
Tompkins, A.M. | Thomson, M.C.
Book chapter
2018
Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction: The Gap Between Weather and Climate Forecasting (2018)
Tompkins, A.M. | Lowe, R. | Nissan, H. | Martiny, N. | Roucou, P. | Thomson, M.C. | Nakazawa, T.
Journal article
2018
Frontiers in Earth Science (2018)
Beljaars, A. | Balsamo, G. | Bechtold, P. | Bozzo, A. | Forbes, R. | Hogan, R.J. | Köhler, M. | Morcrette, J.-J. | Tompkins, A.M. | Viterbo, P. | Wedi, N.
Journal article
2017
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2017)
Adrian M. Tompkins | Addisu G. Semie
Journal article
2017
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2017)
Tompkins, A.M. | De Záratate, M.I.O. | Saurral, R.I. | Vera, C. | Saulo, C. | Merryfield, W.J. | Sigmond, M. | Lee, W.-S. | Baehr, J. | Braun, A. | Butler, A. | Déqué, M. | Doblas-Reyes, F.J. | Gordon, M. | Scacaife, A.A. ...
Journal article
2016
Geospat Health (2016)
Joseph Leedale | Adrian M. Tompkins | Cyril Caminade | Anne E. Jones | Grigory Nikulin | Andrew P. Morse
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Tompkins, A.M. | Caporaso, L.
Journal article
2016
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2016)
Li, S. | Tompkins, A.M. | Lin, E. | Ju, H.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Taylor, D. | Kienberger, S. | Malone, J.B. | Tompkins, A.M.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Tompkins, A.M. | Larsen, L. | McCreesh, N. | Taylor, D.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Tompkins, A.M. | McCreesh, N.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Asare, E.O. | Tompkins, A.M. | Amekudzi, L.K. | Ermert, V.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial Health (2016)
Asare, E.O. | Tompkins, A.M. | Amekudzi, L.K. | Ermert, V. | Redl, R.
Journal article
2016
PLoS ONE (2016)
Asare, E.O. | Tompkins, A.M. | Bomblies, A.
Journal article
2016
Geoscientific Model Development (2016)
Nogherotto, R. | Tompkins, A.M. | Giuliani, G. | Coppola, E. | Giorgi, F.
Journal article
2016
Geospatial health (2016)
Colón-González, F.J. | Tompkins, A.M. | Biondi, R. | Bizimana, J.P. | Namanya, D.B.
Journal article
2015
Journal of Geophysical Research (2015)
Jiang, J.H. | Su, H. | Zhai, C. | Wu, L. | Minschwaner, K. | Molod, A.M. | Tompkins, A.M.
Journal article
2015
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (2015)
Tompkins, A.M. | Di Giuseppe, F.

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