Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
2800 Faucette Drive, Jordan Hall
Campus Box 8208
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-8208Tel. (919) 515-1434

Climate Modeling Lab | Curriculum Vitae


Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 1975
University of Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi

Master of Science in Meteorology, 1979
University of Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi

Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology, 1983 University of Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi

WMO Postgraduate Operations Diploma in Forecasting, 1975.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) East African Institute for Training, Operations and Research, Kenya, Nairobi

Teaching and Research

Dr. Semazzi’s research focus is in climate modeling and the development of atmospheric numerical models. Over the last four years, he has been directing the development of a nonhydrostatic semi-Lagrangian global atmospheric prediction model. A scalable version of this model is being developed and realistic parameterization of the physical processes is being encorporated in the model. Dr. Semazzi has collaborated on a wide spectrum of climate studies. These include the ongoing development of seasonal climate prediction capability for tropical regions, modeling of the Sahelian climate, and the role of bottom orography on climate.

Selected Publications

Semazzi, H. F. M., J-H Qian, and J. Scroggs, 1995: A global Semi-Lagrangian Semi-Implicit Atmospheric Model. Mon. Weather Rev., 123.

Scroggs, J. and F. H. M. Semazzi, 1995: A Conservative semi-Lagrangian method for multi-dimensional fluid dynamics applications Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, reference.

Semazzi, F. H. M., and P. Dekker, 1994: Optimal accuracy in semi-Lagrangian models. Mon. Wea. Rev., 122, 2139-2159.

Semazzi, H. F. M., N.-H. Lin, Y.-L. Lin and F. Giorgi, 1993: A CCM1-MM4 nested model study of the influence of sea-surface temperature anomalies on the Sahelian Climate JGL, 20, 2897-2900.

The African Droughts Research Agenda Workshop (ADRAW) report 1993: Sponsored by NSF & the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Copies 72-2702.