PhD candidate, Climate Studies, DEES
MPhil Columbia University
Master in Atmospheric Science, University of Paris XII Val-de-Marnes
Engineer in Meteorology, IHFR, Algeria
- Interannual Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting and its applications over Sahel
- Statistical and dynamical Downscaling
- Onset of the rainy season
Ousmane is a meteorology professional at the Senegalese National Service (DMN) and was associated researcher to the "laboratoire de Physique de l'Amosphere Simeon Fongang" (LPASF) of the University of Dakar, Senegal.
Ousmane has contributed to climate outlook forums and regional capacity building at the African Center of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) and as expert in the CLIMAG (Climate and Agriculture) project, running the Regional Spectral Model (RSM). He was also coordonating the climate and health project in ACMAD.
Ndiaye O., L. Goddard and M. N. Ward, 2008 : "Using regional wind Ãelds to improve general circulation model forecasts of July-September Sahel rainfall", Int. Journal of Climate, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1767 (published online in advance of print)
Mishra A., J. W. Hansen, M. Dingkuhn, C. Baron, S. B. Traore, O. Ndiaye, M. N. Ward, 2008 : "Sorghum yield prediction from seasonal rainfall forecasts in Burkina Faso", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148, 1798-1814. (published online in advance of print)
Moron V., A. W. Robertson, M. N. Ward and O. Ndiaye, 2008a: "Weather Types and Rainfall over Senegal. Part I: Observational Analysis". J. Climate, 21, 266-287.
Moron V., A. W. Robertson, M. N. Ward and O. Ndiaye, 2008b: "Weather types and rainfall in Senegal. Part II: Downscaling of GCM Simulations". J. Climate, 21, 288-307.
Nicholson S. E. et al., 2003a: "Validation of TRMM and Other Rainfall Estimates with a High-Density Gauge Dataset for West Africa. Part I: Validation of GPCC Rainfall Product and Pre-TRMM Satellite and Blended Products", Journal of Applied Meteorology, 42, 1337-1354.
Nicholson S. E. et al., 2003b: "Validation of TRMM and Other Rainfall Estimates with a High-Density Gauge Dataset for West Africa. Part II: Validation of TRMM Rainfall Products", Journal of Applied Meteorology, 42, 1355-1368.
Ndiaye O., Le Hesran J-Y., Etard J-F., Diallo A., Simondon F., Ward M. N., Robert V., 2001 :"Climate variability and the number of deaths attributable to malaria in the Niakhar area, Senegal, from 1984 to 1996", Cahier Sante, 2001, Vol. 11:25-33.
Ndiaye O., A. Kanga, L. Sun and N. Ward, 2001 :"Current seasonal Forecasting methods and downscaling", CLIMAG in West Africa, Proceedings of the STAR/EU comission/FMA International Workshop held in Bamako, Mali, 23-25 April 2001.
Ndiaye O., Ward N., Thiaw W., 1999 : "Interannual rainfall variability in Senegal and teleconnexion with the Pacific Ocean in a monthly time scale", Pub. Ass. Int. Clim., 12, 298-305.
Ndiaye O., N. Ward and W. Thiaw, 1999 :" Diagnostic study of relationship between decadal and interannual rainy season variability in Senegal with SSTAs", WAMAP proceedings, Geneva : WMO, 2000, 242 pp.
Some Workshops and visiting program
"Thorpex Africa task-force, Co-Chair of SERA working group", 2008, USA.
"TACE, US-CLIVAR Atlantic Conference", February 2005, Miami, USA.
"4th International RSM Workshop", July31-August 2002, Los Alomos, New Mexico, USA.
"Scientific visiting in ACMAD coordinating CLIMAG (Climate and Agriculture) project", february-November 2001, NIGER.
"Dynamical Downscaling of Seasonal to interannual Climate Predictions", 15th Januray-6th April 2001, Palisades, New York, USA.
"First workshop on regional climate and application on Tropical Atlantic Basin", October 1999, CIMMS, Norman, Oklohoma, USA.
"NCEP-CPC/African Desk",June-September 1999, Maryland, USA.
"Training course : Climate prediction and disease/health in Africa" April-March 1999, bamako, MALI.