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Dr Muhammad Eeqmal HASSIM

Senior Research Scientist
Climate Modelling & Prediction Section

  • muhammad_eeqmal_hassim@nea.gov.sg

Dr Muhammad Eeqmal HASSIM

Dr Muhammad Eeqmal Hassim’s main research focuses on understanding the properties and behaviour of tropical convection and rainfall over Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region and how such characteristics may change in the future. He is part of the team working on the Second National Climate Change Study for Singapore, in collaboration with the United Kingdom Meteorological Office (UK Met Office). He is also involved in other projects with the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) and National University of Singapore (NUS), looking into various aspects of the local rainfall, weather and regional climate. His expertise covers high-resolution numerical modelling, analysis of ground-based radar observations, mesoscale dynamics and tropical weather systems.

Education

    • 2007-2012
    • PhD (Atmospheric Science), School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    • 2006
    • BSc (Hons), School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Working Experience

    • 2014-present
    • Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2012-2014
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • 2009-2010
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • 2007-2008
    • Research Assistant, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric moist convection and its multiscale interactions
  • Tropical meteorology and climate variability
  • Drivers of rainfall extremes
  • Regional climate-aerosol interactions

John L. Mcbride, Sandeep Sahany, Muhammad E. E. Hassim, Chi Mai Nguyen, See Yee Lim, Raizan Rahmat, and Wee Kiong Cheong, 2015:

The 2014 Record Dry Spell at Singapore: An Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) Drought.

Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, S126–S130. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-EEE_2014_ch25.1.

Hassim, M. E. E., Lane, T. P., and Grabowski, W. W., 2016:

The diurnal cycle of rainfall over New Guinea in convection-permitting WRF simulations.

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 161-175, doi:10.5194/acp-16-161-2016.

Cathryn Birch, Stuart Webster, Simon Peatman, Douglas Parker, Adrian Matthews, Yue Li, Muhammad E. E. Hassim, 2016:

Scale interactions between the MJO and the western Maritime Continent.

J. Climate, 29, 2471-2492.

Hassim, M. E. E., T. P. Lane and P. T. May, 2014:

Ground-based observations of overshooting convection during the Tropical Warm Pool-International Cloud Experiment.

J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 880-905, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020673.

Hassim, M. E. E., and T.P. Lane, 2010:

A model study on the influence of overshooting convection on TTL water vapour.

Atmos. Chem. Physics, 10, 9833-9849.

Hassim, M. E. E., and K. J. E. Walsh, 2008:

Tropical cyclone trends in the Australian region.

Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q07V07, doi: 10.1029/2007GC001804.

Dr Hassim’s full publication record may be accessed here.