Nana Ama Browne Klutse

Vice-Chair, Working Group I


Nana Ama Browne Klutse is a Vice-Chair of IPCC’s Working Group I for the seventh assessment cycle. She was a Lead Author on the Sixth Assessment Report. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics, University of Ghana, Legon. She is a fellow of African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative women in Climate Change Science. She was a Senior Research Scientist and a Manager at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. She holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research focuses on climate modelling, climate impact assessments on society (health, energy, and gender). She has worked on both national and international projects and consultancies including the climate and health project in Ghana and the ongoing global CORDEX experiment. She has co-authored a good number of journal article publications and academic books to her credit. Her article published in Environmental Research Letters in May 2018 on Potential impact of 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming on consecutive dry (CDD) and wet days (CWD) over West Africa revealed that enhanced warming results in a reduction in mean rainfall across the region, CDD will increase over the Guinea Coast, in tandem with a projected decrease in CWD at both 1.5 ◦C and 2◦C global warming. Courses she teaches include General Physics, Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Climate dynamics of Africa, Regional Climate modelling. She supervises students’ research in Ghana and abroad at Masters and PhD levels.