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Details of Mr. BALLA Paul MAGGERO   


PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Marine Meteorologist
Department Division of Marine Application
Institution
Oceanography & Marine Services of the Kenya Meteorological Department ( OMS)
30259 GPO 00100 Dagorretti Corner, Ngong' Road Nairobi , Kenya Nairobi 00100
Address
Oceanography & Marine Services of the Kenya Meteorological Department 30259 GPO 00100 Dagorretti Corner, Ngong' Road Nairobi , Kenya
Nairobi
00100
Kenya
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel 254 20 3867880
Email
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Website http://www.meteo.go.ke
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree MSc Mathematical Statistics
Job type Operational Support (technical)
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities PARTICULAR INTERESTS My special interests and motivations lie in ยท remote sensing physics - Modeling and dynamical data assimilation - Geophysical fluid dynamics including turbulent flows - Meteomarine phenomena and coastal hydrodynamics - Air-sea surface interaction; biophysical processes in the upper ocean, and interactions of the near-surface and deep sea watermass; - Atmospheric burdens of greenhouse gases- sources and sinks and marine pollution. CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS My greatest inspiration is the methodology for handling problems, which entails my abilities for rapid study, grasping the phenomenology, and free thinking, with my background in experimental physics and its application to diverse fields. Being detail oriented, I have excelled at: remote sensing physics, sequential estimation and inverse methods with simulations; error analyses/ requirements; descriptive oceanography and presentations; working as a team with diverse research cultures and addressing professional concerns with satisfaction. SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION I enjoy developing ties and forging close collaboration with a broad range of people I have met and especially those who have conducted world-class research within my field. I maintain contacts with them. As a result, my work here in Nairobi is not only connected to the Meteorological Department but also to the scientific communities in the rest of the world. This approach conforms to the spirit of international science, which is not confined to one neighborhood but also welcomed in many places around the globe.
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise - Good written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by scientific publications, reports and conference presentations. - Proven investigative, analytical and data assimilation skills. - Good interpersonal skills, able to converse with a variety of people and audiences. - Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions and project requirements. - Broad educational background, able to quickly acquire new skills and adopt new ideas. - Full, clean driving licence for class B automatic.
Comments PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES I seek new challenges and adventures in microwave, infrared, or optical remote sensing and modeling which allow continued development in my wide range of interests and cutting edge skills in atmospheric/oceanic physics and applied mathematics. I look forward to finding these in an environment where growth and cross-pollination are possible, the talent is diverse, and professional development is encouraged and valued.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr. Balla MAGGERO)

Maggero, B., Intercomparisons of TRMM satellite rainfall and rain-gage observation in and around Kenya. In the Proceedings of the 2002 EUMETSAT Met. Sat. Conf.,Pp. 722-727.
Maggero, B., Anatomy of a Hydrological Model: A case study of the Athi and Tana estuarine. In the Proceedings of the 4th WMO International Symposium on Assimilation of Observations in Meteorology and Oceanography WMO/TD No. 1316 CD-ROM .
Maggero, B., New Estimation and Study of Freshwater Forcing at the air-sea interface. In the Proceedings of the 4th WMO International Symposium on Assimilation of Observations in Meteorology and Oceanography, WMO/TD No. 1316 CD-ROM.
Maggero, B., A. Kibue, N. Burls TMI/VIRS derived Latent and Sensible heat fluxes over the Tropical Pacific Ocean. In the Proceedings of the 4th WMO International Symposium on Assimilation of Observations in Meteorology and Oceanography WMO/TD No. 1316 . CD-ROM.
Maggero, B., Intercomparison of a 3-year TMI-PR derived precipitation with rain-gage observation. In the Proceedings of the 8th WMO Scientific Conf. On Weather Modification. Pp. 417-420.


Created: 2006-07-12 Last Updated: 2016-06-18 by Balla MAGGERO