Dr. Kenzu Abdella

Personal

Prefix: Dr.
First Name: Kenzu
Last Name: Abdella

Summary

His main research focus is on the parameterization of physical processes in the atmosphere.

Biography

Dr. Abdella was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but his nationality is Canadian. Even though his research focuses on the parameterization of physical processes in the atmosphere, he also works on general compuational and theortetical fluid dynamics problems including the numerical simulation of free surface problems and hydrodynamic staility.

Some of his recent work deals with boundary and surface layer processes including turbulence and cloud physics. While most of the modelling development is carried out on a one dimensional coloumn model version, the final goal of the research is to develop parameterizations for use in the full three dimensional global climate models (GCMs). This is  still a largely unexploited area and many fascinating mathematical and physcial problems in this field are largely unsolved. Specific projects include the development of non-local highr order closure schemes for use in General Circulation Climate Models, parameterization of large scale condensation in the atmosphere and improving the present schemes of various surface processes such as surface heat transfers.

Lifetime

Year Born: 1964