Babatunde Abiodun

Professor and SARChI Chair in Ocean & Atmospheric Modelling

Babatunde Abiodun is a Professor at the University of Cape Town, where he coordinates the atmospheric science program and leads atmospheric modelling initiatives. His expertise is in climate model developments and applications. His research interest focuses on regional climate issues, including climate modelling, climate variability and change, land-atmosphere interaction, and solar radiation management. He has led a wide range of projects on weather and climate extremes, seasonal forecasting, climate change projections, impacts of geoengineering, and building climate resilience at regional and local scales. Babatunde has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. He was a lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment Report and a lead author in the Global Environment Outlook's 6th Assessment Report. He has also served on the editorial board of the Springer Nature Applied Sciences Journal, the Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology, and Oceanography Journal, and the Progress in Earth and Planetary Science Journal. He is an Advisory Board Member of the American Geographical Union’s initiative on the Ethical Framework for Climate Intervention. He has recently been appointed the new SARChi Chair in Ocean and Atmospheric Modelling.