Ybhg. Prof. Dato' Dr. Azizan Bin Hj Abu Samah
  Department of Geography
  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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  Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


Total Articles in Publication List:  11
Articles With Citation Data:  11
Sum of the Times Cited :  89
Average Citations per Article :  8.09
h-index :  6
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(Qualification), (Institution).

(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

National Antarctic Research centre, Director, (National)

Scientific Committee Antarctic Research, 1St Vice President, 2014-2018, (International)

Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan, Board Member, 2013, (National)

Asian Forum on Polar Sciences, Chairman, 2012-2014, (International)

AKADEMI SAINS MALAYSIA, Fellow, 2011, (National)

University Malaya, European Union Framework 7, on Short Live Halocarbon (SHIVA), Coordinator, 2010-2012, (International)

British Anarctic Survey, Visiting Research Professor, 2010, (National)

Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry Department, University Cambridge, Visiting Research Professor, 2010, (International)

MALAYSIAN ANTARCTIC TASKFORCE, Member, 2009, (International)

Antarctic and Global Climate System, Scientific Committee Antarctic Research, Member, Steering Committee, 2008, (International)

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Committee Member, 2008, (International)

ANGKASA, UKM, Visiting Research Professor, 2008, (National)

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Member, 2008, (National)

Pacific Science Association, Treasurer, 2007, (International)

National Technical Commitee on Climate Change NAHRIM , Member, 2007, (National)

Taskforce on Climate Change, Member, 2007, (National)

INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC INSTITUTE, Council Member, 2006, (International)

Asia Pacific Research University World Institute (PRC/CMAS). , Member, Steering Committee, 2006, (International)

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, National Delegate For Malaysia, 2004, (International)

National Committee IGBP, Member, 2004, (National)

Secretariat of the Antarctic treaty, Malaysian Representative, 2002, (International)

Malaysian Antarctic Research Program, Director, 1999, (National)

Royal Meteorological Society, United Kingdom, Fellow Member, 1990, (International)

(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).

Pengarah, Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Kebangsaan, National, 01-Jan-12 - 31-Dec-16

Director, National Antarctic Research Centre, Institute Of Research Management & Monitoring, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01-Jan-15 - 31-Dec-16

Deputy Director, Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences (Ioes), Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01-Apr-14 - 31-Dec-15

Deputy Director, Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences (Ioes), Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 15-Apr-13 - 14-Apr-15

Head, Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia (Narc), Kluster Penyelidikan Sustainability Science, Institute Of Research Management & Monitoring, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 02-Jan-14 - 31-Dec-14

Head, Earth System Observation & Simulation Unit, Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences (Ioes), Institute Of Ocean And Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 18-Dec-07 - 31-Dec-09


Meteorology (Polar meteorology, Monsoon meteorology,Air Pollution)


abu Samah, Azizan; Convey, Peter; Aisyah Alias, Siti; Smykla, Jerzy. 2013 Antarctica: Malaysia's journey to the ice. Kuala Lumpur, National Antarctic Research Centre, BERNAMA 275pp. 

Eds. Prof.Datin Dr Ann Anton, Prof Dato' Dr Azizan Abu Samah and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Clemente Michael Wong Proceedings for the 3rd Malaysia International Seminar on Antarctica (MISA3) From the Tropics to the Poles Academy of Sciences Malaysia (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Tan I.R. Azizan Abu Samah and Annie Tan GY (ed). (2007) Proceedings Antarctic Research in the University of Malaya, 27-28 June 2005, Kuala Lumpur. Pub. Academy Sciences Malaysia 

Azizan Abu Samah, Lim Joo Tick, Weather and Climate of Malaysia . Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya, 2004. 
Chapter In Book

Antarctica: A new Landmark of the Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme. Edited by Tan Sri Salleh Mohd Nor. 

Azizan Abu Samah & Mazlan Majid, 2007, "Pengaruh Perubahan Persekitaran Terhadap Kegiatan Sosioekonomi Masyarakat Jah Hut di Daerah Temerloh, Pahang", dalam Mohammad Raduan bin Mohd Ariff & Thirunaukarasu (ed), Globalisasi Persekitaran Dan Pembangunan Di Asia Tenggara, Jabatan Pengajian Asia Tenggara, Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 

Aiman Soleiman, Mazlan Othman, Azizan Abu Samah, Nik Mariam Sulaiman and Miroslav Radojevic The Occurance of Haze in Malaysia: A Case Study an Urban Industrial Area. Pure and Applied Geophysics, Oxford University Press. 2003, pp. .231 238. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Azizan Abu Samah (1995). Air Quality: Striving for Clean Air in Urban Areas. In Towards a Sustainable Urban Environment in Southeast Asia Urban Habitat and Highrise SEACUM 2 Monograph. Institute Sultan iskandar. Eds. Azman Awang, Mahbob Salim and John Haldane. Pp 143-158. 

Samah, A.A. and Thorpe, A.J., 1992. Gravity wave propagation in a frontal environment. In Waves and turbulence in stratified flow", Eds. S.D. Mobbs and J.C. King, Oxford University Press. pp. 185-212. (ISI-Cited Publication)
Article In Academic Journals

Rapid transport of East Asian pollution to the deep tropics M. J. Ashfold1,*, J. A. Pyle1,2, A. D. Robinson1, E. Meneguz3, M. S. M. Nadzir4,5,6, S. M. Phang6, A. A. Samah6, S. Ong7, H. E. Ung7, L. K. Peng8, S. E. Yong8, and N. R. P. Harris.Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 3565 3573, 2015 (ISI-Cited Publication)

The application of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model for the estimation of runoff and sediment on a monthly time resolution Abolghasem Akbari1 Leila Sedaei2 Mehdi Naderi2 Azizan Abu Samah3 Nazila Seda ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES MAY 2015 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Characterisation of P 1 article Mass and Number Concentration on the East Coast of the Malaysian Peninsula during the Northeast Monsoon Doreena Dominicka,b, Mohd Talib Latifa,c,*, Liew Junenga, Md Firoz Khand4 , Norhaniza Amila,e, Mohammed Iqbal Meadf,g, Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir a,d,, Phang Siew Moif5 , Azizan Abu Samahf, Matthew J. Ashfoldh, William T. Sturgesi, Neil R. P. Harrisj6 , Andrew D. Robinsonj, John A. Pylej in Atmospheric Environment. (ISI-Cited Publication)

M. S. Mohd Nadzir, S. M. Phang, M. R. Abas, N. Abdul Rahman, A. Abu Samah, W. T. Sturges, D. E. Oram, G. P. Mills, E. C. Leedham, J. A. Pyle, N. R. P. Harris, A. D. Robinson, M. J. Ashfold, M. I. Mead, Mohd Talib Latif, M. Mohd Hanafiah, M. F. Khan, A. M. Amiruddin. 2014. Bromocarbons in the tropical coastal and open ocean atmosphere during the 2009 Prime Expedition Scientific Cruise (PESC-09). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14 : 8137-8148. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Daryabor, F., Samah, A. A., & Ooi, S. H. 2014. Dynamical structure of the sea off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Ocean Dynamics 65(1) : 93-106 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Illyani Ibrahim, Azizan Abu Samah & Rosmadi Fauzi. 2014. Biophysical factors of remote sensing approach in urban green analysis. Geocarto International 29(7) : 807-818 (ISI-Cited Publication)

A.D. Robinson, N.R.P. Harris, , M.J. Ashfold, B. Gostlow, N.J. Warwick, L.M. O Brien, E.J. Beardmore, M.S.M. Nadzir, S.M. Phang, A.A. Samah, S. Ong, H.E. Ung, , L.K. Peng, S.E. Yong, M. Mohamad & J.A. Pyle. 2014. Long-term halocarbon observations from a coastal and an inland site in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14 : 8369-8388. (ISI-Cited Publication)

S. H. Ooi, A. A. Samah, and P. Braesicke (2013)Primary productivity and its variability in the equatorial South China Sea during the northeast monsoon. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics;Discussion.(ACPD) Page(s) 21573-21608 (ISI-Cited Publication)

P. D. Hamer, V. Mar l1, R. Hossaini, M. Pirre, N. Warwick, M. Chipperfield, A. A. Samah, N. Harris, A. Robinson, B. Quack, A. Engel, K. Kr ger, E. Atlas, K. Subramaniam, D. Oram, E. Leedham, G. Mills, K. Pfeilsticker, S. Sala, T. Keber, H. B nisch, L. K. Peng, M. S. M. Nadzir, P. T. Lim, A. Mujahid1, A. Anton, H. Schlager, V. Catoire, G. Krysztofiak, S. F hlbr gge, M. Dorf, and W. T. Sturges (2013) Modelling the chemistry and transport of bromoform within a sea breeze driven convective system during the SHIVA Campaign Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 20611-20676, 2013 doi:10.5194/acpd-13-20611-2013 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Mohd Fadzil Firdzaus Bin Mohd Nor & Azizan Bin Abu Samah. 2013. Study of the climatic teleconnection between the Siberian high and maritime continent warm pool. Advances in Polar Science 24(4) : 315-325. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Braesicke, P., See Hai, O. and Abu Samah, A. 2012. Properties of strong off-shore Borneo vortices: a composite analysis of flow pattern and composition as captured by ERA-Interim. Atmosph. Sci. Lett. 13: 128 132. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Aziz S, Ngui R, Lim YA, Sholehah I, Nur Farhana J, Azizan AS, Wan Yusoff WS. 2012. Spatial pattern of 2009 dengue distribution in Kuala Lumpur using GIS application. Tropical Biomedicine 29(1):113-120. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chenoli, S. N., Turner, J. and Samah, A. A. 2012. A climatology of strong wind events at McMurdo station, Antarctica. Int. J. Climatol. 33: 2667 2681. (ISI-Cited Publication)

AKBARI, A., SAMAH, A. A. & OTHMAN, F. 2012. Integration of SRTM and TRMM date into the GIS-based hydrological model for the purpose of flood modelling. Journal of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Vol.9, pp.1-29. (ISI) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ooi, S. H., A. A. Samah, and P. Braesicke. 2011. A case study of the Borneo Vortex genesis and its interactions with the global circulation, Journal of Geophysical Research:Atmospheres 116(D21). (ISI-Cited Publication)

Preliminary Study of Urban Heat Island: Measurement of Ambient Temperature and Relative Humidity in Relation to Landcover in Kuala Lumpur Authors: Illyani Ibrahim, Azizan Abu Samah IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 2011; (accepted) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Faridah Othman, A. Akbari and A. A. Samah. 2011. Spatial rainfall analysis for an urbanized tropical river basin. International Journal of the Physical Sciences 6(20):4861- 4868. (ISI-Cited Publication)

A.Akbari,F. Othman and A.Abu Samah 2011. Probing on the suitability of TRMM data to explain spatio-temporal pattern of severe storm in the tropical region. Journal of Hyrology,Earth Syststem Sciences. Discussion,8,1-34. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Pyle, J.A., Warwick, N.J., Harris, N.R.P., Mohd Radzi Abas, Archibald, A.T., Ashfold, M.J. et al. 2011. The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land-use change and air quality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366:3210-3224. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Hamza Varikoden, B. Preethi, A.A. Samah, C.A. Babu. 2011. Seasonal variation of rainfall characteristics in different intensity classes over Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Hydrology 404(1 2):99-108. (ISI-Cited Publication)

CA Babu, A.A.Samah and Hamza Varikoden (2010); Rainfall Climatology over Middle East Region and its Variability. IJRAE pp 1-13 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Wayan Suparta, Azizan Abu Samah and Andrew R. Harper, Impact of a Katabatic wind on GPS PWV measurement at Scott Base station, Antarctica , ASM Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2010 (Scopus). (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Hamza Varikoden, A.A.Samah and C.A. Babu. 2010 Spatial and Temporal characteristics of rain intensity in the peninsular Malaysia using TRMM rain rate. Journal of Hydrology 387 p 312-319. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Abolghasem Akbari,Azizan Abu Samah and Faridah Othman Practical use of SRTM digital elevation dataset in the urban-watershed modeling. Journal of Spatial Hydrology. (accepted) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Non-timber forest product dependence among the Jah Hut subgroup of Peninsular Malaysia s Orang Asli Environment, Development and Sustainability (2010) 12: 1-18, January 09, 2010 By Howell, Colleen J.; Schwabe, Kurt A.; Samah, Azizan Haji Abu (ISI-Cited Publication)

M Radzi bin Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. rahman, Nasr Yousef M.JH. Omar, Nik Meriam Sulaiman, Azizan Abu Samah and Bernad R.T. Simoneit (2009)Composition of Solvent- Extractable Organic Matter in Atmospheric Particles and Soils Colected at Scott Base, Antarctica. Malaysian Journal of Science 28(1):63-78 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

J.Turner, S N. Chenoli, A. A. Samah, G Marshall and T Phillipe (2009) Severe Wind Events in the Antarctic. Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmospheres (Accepted) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Hamza V, Azizan A Samah, Babu C A (2009) COLD TONGUE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DURING BOREAL WINTER AND ITS INTERACTION WITH ATMOSPHERE in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (accepted for publication) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Akbari.A, Azizan Abu samah, Faridah Othman. Effect of Pixel Size on the Areal Storm Pattern Analysis, Using Kriging, Journal of Applied Sciences (accepted) (ISI-Cited Publication)

Colleen J. Howell, Kurt A. Schwabe,Azizan Haji Abu Samah. Non-Timber Forest Product Dependence Among the Jah Hut Subgroup of Peninsular Malaysia s Orang Asli. Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Turner John and Abu Samah Azizan. (2007). Workshop on the Antarctic Wind field. Bulletin American Meteorological Society. May 2007. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Colleen J. Howell M.S, Kurt A Schwabe ,Azizan Samah, Robert C. Graham and Iskandar Taib The suitability of aboriginal smallholder soils for rubber growth in Peninsuilar Malaysia Soil Science. 170 (12) 2005: 1034-1049. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Radzi B. Abas, Norsaadah A. Rahman, Nasr Yousef M.J.Omar, M. Jamil Maah, Azizan Abu Samah, Daniel R. Oros, Angelika Otto, Bernd R. T. Simneit Organic Composition of Aerosol Particulate Matter During a Haze Episode in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia AE International Asia. 2004. pp. 4223-4241 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kok Foo Kwan and Azizan Abu Samah, A conceptual model relating the quasi- biennial Oscillation and the Tropospheric biennial Oscillation . International Journal of Climatology, 2003. pp. 347 362. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Samah A.A. (1997) Modelling the development of mixing height near in near equatorial region in S.E Gryning, F Beyrich and E Bachnorova (Eds) The Determination of Mixing Height- Current progress and problems. EURASAP Workshop Proceeding 1-3 October 1997, Riso National Lab. Pp 31-34. 

Azizan Abu Samah and Siti Aisah Shamsuddin, Validation of the Penman-Monteith model with observed evaporation from a class A Evaporating Pan , Malaysian Journal of Physics, 1995, pp. 121-128. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Azizan Abu Samah (1995). The difference of priority of an environmental issue between international and national perceptions: A case study of global warming. Sarjana Vol 12 pp 87-95. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Azizan Abu Samah (1993).Deforestation in South East Asia:A scientific perspective of National and international interest. Sarjana Vol 101 pp 17-33. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Samah A. A. (1992). Investigation into the Haze Episode in Klang Valley Malaysia in A.J. Hedley, I.J. Hodgkiss, N.W.M. Ko, T.L. Ottershead, J. Peter and W.S.S. Yim (eds) Proceedings of the Seminar on the Role of ASAIHL in Combating Health Hazxards of Environmental Pollution (hong Kong, Hong Kong University) 221-7 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Samah A.A. and Lim J.T Investigation of the transport of air Pollutants in the Klang Valley , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia . Malaysian Journal of Physics, 1992, pp. 18-28. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Samah A.A. The transport of air pollution in the Klang Valley, Malaysia , Geography Bulletin ( Australia ), 1986, pp. 279-281. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

A.Akbari, Azizan Abu Samah and Ramani Bai (2008) Spatial Data Updating Using Enhanced Satellite Image.Proceeding International Conference on Environmental Reserach and Technology (ICERT 2008) pg 682-685 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Azizan Abu Samah and Nasaruddin Abdul Rahman (2007) Sustaining Malaysia s Interest in Antarctica: From Diplomacy to Science. Proceedings International Symposium Asian Collaboration in IPY 2007-2008, Tokyo. Published by NIPR 2007. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Kurt A Schwabe,,Colleen J. Howell, Azizan Abu Samah. (2006) Forest Dependence,Forest Fringe Communities, and the Importance of Heterogeneous Nontimber Forest Products. American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

Jawatankuasa Teknikal Kajian Susulan IMpak Kenaikan Aras Laut disebabkan oleh perubahan iklim., Expert Advisor, 2012-2016, Institut Penyelidikan Hidraulik Kebangsaan Malaysia

(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Perlatikan Sebagai Pegawai Hubungan Negara di Peringkat Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting., Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2012, (INTERNATIONAL)


Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)


Masters Degree, Siti Aishah Samsudin, Validation of the Penman Monteith, 1999/2000

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Ghasem Akbari, Hydrological Modelling of Flood Events in the Klang Valley, 2006/2007

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Aiman Soleiman Oklat, Observation and Modelling of Tropical Boundary Layer, 2000/2001

Masters Degree, Mazlan Majid, Man and Environment. Impact of landuse changes on Jahut Community in Kuala Krau, Pahang., 2002/2003

Masters Degree, Chan Lee Peng, Meteorological Parameters Affecting the Formation of Haze in the Klang Valley Region within the period 1998-2002, 2002/2003

Masters Degree, Hilal Sultan Ali Alshukaili, Climate Change in Oman, 2011/2012

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Sheeba N.C., Antarctic Meteorology, 2008/2009

Masters Degree, Mohd Fadzil Firdzaus Bin Mohd Nor, EFFECTS OF ARCTIC OSCILLATION OVER SIBERIAN HIGH VARIABILITY, 2010/2011


Doctoral Degree (PhD), Sholehah Ismail, Environmental Factors effecting the spread of Dengue, 2006/2007

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Safiah Mohd Hashim, Air Pollution and Health., 2008/2009

Masters Degree, Nikki Wong, The vulnerability and risk index of climate change for Malaysia ., 2010/2011

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Illyani Ibrahim, Urban Heat Island in KL, 2010/2011

(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

Member of University Utara Malaysia Professorial Selection Board, , 

Committee member to review and assess Fundamental Research Grants in the field of Natural Sciences and National Heritage. Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Project ,  (2010)

New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute in the field of Atmospheric Sciences, Project ,  (2013-2014)

International Polar Foundation. Atmospheric Science., Project ,  (2014-2014)

Jury member to select the winner of the SCAR medal on International Coordination award., SCAR Medal on International Coordination ,  (2014-2014)