Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office
 Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah FASc is a professor in the field of Meteorology in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in University of Malaya. He is also the Director of the National Antarctic Research Centre and Deputy Director of the Institute of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the same university. He is currently one of the Vice President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and is on the editorial board of the Polar Journal. He was the Malaysian coordinator of an European Union research project SHIVA (Stratospheric ozone: Halogen Impacts in a Varying Atmosphere) and also a steering committee member of Asia Pacific Rim University World Institute Pacific Rim Cities Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies (APRU-CMAS) and is a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST). He has been invited to review research proposals for atmospheric sciences and environment for the Inbev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship and New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute research grant proposals. He is also an evaluator member for the Malaysian Ministry of Education Fundamental Research Grant Scheme and the Sultan Mizan Antarctic Research Foundation research grant and fellowship scheme. Professor Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah is a fellow of the Malaysian Academy of Sciences and the Royal Meteorological Society, UK. He has published 4 books and a number of chapters in books. To date he has first author and co-author more than 63 journal articles in high impact journals such as Ocean Dynamics, International Journal of Climate and Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere). He has an h index of 10 and a Researchgate score of 31.75 (source His is an active researcher and is the principal investigator in a number of national and international research initiatives, working on air-sea interactions in the South China Sea, winter monsoon cold surges, severe Antarctic weather, tropical-polar teleconnection and climate change both in the tropics and the polar region. He has a broad fieldwork experience working in the Antarctic and also in the South China Sea and Straits of Malacca, setting up observational network such as a regional Global Atmospheric Watch in Malaysia, planning scientific cruises and building numerical modelling capacity in his research centres to simulate and forecast ocean and atmospheric processes in the tropics and Antarctic. He is also involved as an advisor in developing Malaysia’s polar policy and Antarctic Act.

(Qualification), (Institution).

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

  • Royal Meteorological Society, United Kingdom, Fellow Member, 1990, (International)
  • Malaysian Antarctic Research Program, Director, 1999, (National)
  • Secretariat of the Antarctic treaty, Malaysian Representative, 2002, (International)
  • National Committee IGBP, Member, 2004, (National)
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, National Delegate For Malaysia, 2004, (International)
  • Asia Pacific Research University World Institute (PRC/CMAS). , Member, Steering Committee, 2006, (International)
  • INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC INSTITUTE, Council Member, 2006, (International)
  • National Technical Commitee on Climate Change NAHRIM , Member, 2007, (National)
  • Pacific Science Association, Treasurer, 2007, (International)
  • Taskforce on Climate Change, Member, 2007, (National)
  • Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Member, 2008, (National)
  • ANGKASA, UKM, Visiting Research Professor, 2008, (National)
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Committee Member, 2008, (International)
  • Antarctic and Global Climate System, Scientific Committee Antarctic Research, Member, Steering Committee, 2008, (International)
  • MALAYSIAN ANTARCTIC TASKFORCE, Member, 2009, (International)
  • Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry Department, University Cambridge, Visiting Research Professor, 2010, (International)
  • British Anarctic Survey, Visiting Research Professor, 2010, (National)
  • University Malaya, European Union Framework 7, on Short Live Halocarbon (SHIVA), Coordinator, 2010 to 2012, (International)
  • AKADEMI SAINS MALAYSIA, Fellow, 2011, (National)
  • Asian Forum on Polar Sciences, Chairman, 2012 to 2014, (International)
  • Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan, Board Member, 2013, (National)
  • Scientific Committee Antarctic Research, 1st Vice President, 2014 to 2018, (International)
  • National Antarctic Research centre, Director, , (National)

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

  • Director, National Antarctic Research Centre (Narc), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 27/05/2019 to 26/05/2022
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2018 to 04/09/2018
  • Director, National Antarctic Research Centre (Narc), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2018 to 04/09/2018
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Director, National Antarctic Research Centre (Narc), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2016
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 01/04/2014 to 31/12/2015
  • Head, National Antarctic Research Centre (Narc), Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 02/01/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Deputy Director, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 15/04/2013 to 31/03/2014
  • Head, Earth System Observation & Simulation Unit, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation), 18/12/2007 to 31/12/2009
  • Pengarah, Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Kebangsaan, National, 01/01/2012 to 31/12/2016


  • Meteorology (Polar meteorology, Monsoon meteorology,Air Pollution)



  • Antartika: Pengembaraan Malaysia ke benua Ais.Rosmadi Fauzi 

  • 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)

  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
Article in Academic Journals

  • Kemal Maulana Alhasa et al : Calibration Model of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System in Sensors 18,10 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Effects of vertically propagating mountain waves during a strong wind event over the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica November 2018Current science 115(9):1684-1689 DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1684-1689 Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli and Azizan Abu samah (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chemical Characterisation of Water-soluble Ions in Atmospheric Particulate Matter on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia April 2018 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics DOI: 10.5194/acp-2018-147 Naomi J. Farren Rachel E. Dunmore Mohammed Iqbal Mead et al (ISI-Indexed)
  • Malcolm S.Y. Tang, Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli, Azizan Abu Samah, Ooi See Hai, An assessment of historical Antarctic precipitation and temperature trend using CMIP5 models and reanalysis datasets, Polar Science, Volume 15, 2018, Pages 1-12, ISSN 1873-9652, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Adcock, K.E., Reeves, C.E., Gooch, L.J., Elvidge, E.C.L., Ashfold, M.J., Brenninkmeijer, C.A.M., Chou, C., Fraser, P.J., Langenfelds, R.L., Mohd Hanif, N., O'Doherty, S., Oram, D.E., Ou-Yang, C.F., Phang, S.M., Abu Samah, A., Rockmann, T., Sturges, W.T. & Laube, J.C. (2018). Continued increase of CFC-113a (CCl3CF3) mixing ratios in the global atmosphere: emissions, occurrence and potential sources. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18: 4737–4751 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli, P.R. Jayakrishnan, Azizan Abu Samah, Ooi See Hai, Muhammad Yunus Ahmad Mazuki, Chai Heng Lim, Southwest monsoon onset dates over Malaysia and associated climatological characteristics, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 179, 2018, Pages 81-93, ISSN 1364-6826, (ISI-Indexed)

  • Illyani Ibrahim, Azizan Abu Samah & M. Zainora Asmawi (2017) REVIEWS ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR SPATIAL URBAN SCALE in Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners VOLUME 15 ISSUE 4 (2017), Page 139 – 150 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Landsat-5 Time Series Analysis for Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection Using NDVI and Semi-Supervised Classification Techniques October 2017 Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 26(6) DOI: 10.15244/pjoes/68878 Maria Zaidi, Abolghasem Akbari,iAzizan Abu samah, Gisen Jacqueline Isabella (ISI-Indexed)
  • Spatial-temporal variations in surface ozone over Ushuaia and the Antarctic region: Observations from in situ measurements, satellite data and global models October 2017 Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(1) DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0521-1 Projects: Investigation of Isoprene emission from the terrestrial and marine vegetation of western coast of Antarctic PeninsulaMalaysia Antarctic Scientific Expedition 2016 (MASEC'16) Lab: Nicholas Dal Sasso's Lab Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir Matthew J. Ashfold Md Firoz Khan (ISI-Indexed)
  • P. Sivaprasad1, C. A. Babu, A. A. Samah1, P. R. Jayakrishnan ( 2017) An analysis on the dust aerosol climatology over the major dustsources in the northern hemisphere in Arab Journal of Geosciences DOI 10.1007/s12517-017-3191-x (ISI-Indexed)
  • Abolghasem Akbari, Farshid Daryabor, Azizan Abu samah, Mohsen Fanodi, (2017) Validation of TRMM 3B42 V6 for estimation of mean annual rainfall over ungauged area in semiarid climate in Environmental Earth Sciences 76(15) DOI: 10.1007/s12665-017-6867-3 (ISI-Indexed)
  • W. C. Yew, D. A. Pearce1,M. J. Dunn , A. A. Samah.• P. Convey (2017) Bacterial community composition in Ade ́lie (Pygoscelis adeliae)and Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) Penguin stomach contents from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, Polar Biology (ISI-Indexed)
  • M.J. Ashfold , M.T. Latif , A.A. Samah , M.I. Mead, N.R.P. Harris (2017) Influence of Northeast Monsoon cold surges on air quality in Southeast Asia, Atmospheric Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.07.047 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Wen Chyin Yew, David Anthony Pearce, Michael James Dunn,Stacey Adlard, Siti Aisyah Alias, Azizan Abu Samah, Peter Convey (2017), Links between bacteria derived from penguin guts and deposited guano and the surrounding soil microbiota in Polar Biology (ISI-Indexed)
  • Extreme rainstorms that caused devastating flood over the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia during November and December 2014 Ooi See Hai · Azizan Abu Samah · Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli Kumarenthiran Subramaniam · Muhammad Yunus Ahmad Mazuki in Weather and Forecasting · January 2017 DOI: 10.1175/WAF-D-16-0160.1 (ISI-Indexed)

  • Abolghasem Akbari,Azizan Abu Samah, Farshid Daryabor (2016), Raster-based derivation of a flood runoff susceptibility map usingthe revised runoff curve number (CN) for the Kuantan watershed, Malaysia Environ Earth Sci (2016) 75:1379 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Dynamics of the Water Circulations in the Southern South China Sea and Its Seasonal Transports Farshid Daryabor1,2*, See Hai Ooi1, Azizan Abu Samah1,2, Abolghasem Akbari3 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Azizan Abu Samah, C.A.Babu Hamza Varikoden , P.R.Jayakrishnan , Ooi See Hai (2016) Thermodynamics and dynamic structure of atmosphere over the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia during the passage of a cold surge in Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 146 (2016) 58-68 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Hamza Varikoden, Hilal Sulthan Ali Al-shukaili, C. A. Babu,A. A. Samah (2016) Rainfall over Oman and its teleconnection with El Niño Southern Oscillation. Arab J Geosci (2016) 9:520 DOI 10.1007/s12517-016-2540-5 Hamza Varikoden1 & Hilal Sulthan Ali Al-shukaili2 & C. A. Babu3 & A. A. Samah4 (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • Robinson, A. D., Harris, N. R. P., Ashfold, M. J., Gostlow, B., Warwick, N. J., O\Brien, L. M., Beardmore, E. J., Nadzir, M. S. M., Phang, S. M., Samah, A. A., Ong, S., Ung, H. E., Peng, L. K., Yong, S. E., Mohamad, M., Pyle, J. A. 2014. Long-term halocarbon observations from a coastal and an inland site in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 5.298) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nadzir, M. S. M., Phang, S. M., Abas, M. R., Rahman, N. A., Abu Samah, A., Sturges, W. T., Oram, D. E., Mills, G. P., Leedham, E. C., Pyle, J. A., Harris, N. R. P., Robinson, A. D., Ashfold, M. J., Mead, M. I., Latif, M. T., Khan, M. F., Amiruddin, A. M., Banan, N., Hanafiah, M. M. 2014. Bromocarbons in the tropical coastal and open ocean atmosphere during the 2009 Prime Expedition Scientific Cruise (PESC-09) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 5.298) (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • Braesicke, P., Hai, O. S., Abu Samah, A. 2012. Properties of strong off-shore Borneo vortices: a composite analysis of flow pattern and composition as captured by ERA-Interim Atmospheric Science Letters. (Tier 2, Impact Factor = 1.932) (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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 Indexed 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • Varikoden, H., Preethi, B., Samah, A. A., Babu, C. A. 2011. Seasonal variation of rainfall characteristics in different intensity classes over Peninsular Malaysia Journal of Hydrology. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 2.514) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Pyle, J. A., Warwick, N. J., Harris, N. R. P., Abas, M. R., Archibald, A. T., Ashfold, M. J., Nadzir, M. S. M., Phang, S. M., Abu Samah, A., Rahman, N. A., 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-Biological Sciences. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 6.053) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ooi, S. H., Abu Samah, A., Braesicke, P. 2011. A case study of the Borneo Vortex genesis and its interactions with the global circulation Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 3.303) (ISI-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • CA Babu, A.A.Samah and Hamza Varikoden (2010); Rainfall Climatology over Middle East Region and its Variability. IJRAE pp 1-13 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • Varikoden, H., Samah, A. A., Babu, C. A. 2010. The cold tongue in the South China Sea during boreal winter and its interaction with the atmosphere Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. (Tier 4, Impact Factor = 0.691) (ISI-Indexed)
  • Varikoden, H., Samah, A. A., Babu, C. A. 2010. Spatial and temporal characteristics of rain intensity in the peninsular Malaysia using TRMM rain rate Journal of Hydrology. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 2.433) (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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-Indexed)
  • 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 Indexed Publication)
  • Turner, J., Chenoli, S. N., Abu Samah, A., Marshall, G., Phillips, T., Orr, A. 2009. Strong wind events in the Antarctic Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. (Tier 1, Impact Factor = 3.147) (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)

  • Turner John and Abu Samah Azizan. (2007). Workshop on the Antarctic Wind field. Bulletin American Meteorological Society. May 2007. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Turner, J., Abu Samah, A. 2007. Workshop on the Antarctic wind field Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • Bin Abas, M. R., Rahman, N. A., Omar, N., Maah, M. J., Abu Samah, A., Oros, D. R., et al. 2004. Organic composition of aerosol particulate matter during a haze episode in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Atmospheric Environment (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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-Indexed)
  • Kwan, K. F., Abu Samah, A. 2003. A conceptual model relating the quasi-biennial oscillation and the tropospheric biennial oscillation International Journal of Climatology (ISI-Indexed)
  • Soleiman, A., Ohtman, M., Abu Samah, A., Sulaiman, N. M., Radojevic, M. 2003. The occurrence of haze in Malaysia: A case study in an urban industrial area Pure and Applied Geophysics (ISI-Indexed)

  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)
  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).

  • Capturing The Impact Of Environmental Changes On Primary Productivity In The South China Sea From Space, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Impacts Of Sea Surface Temperature Rise On Coral Reef Bleaching Events Along The Coastal Waters Of Malaysia Associated With The Climate Change Scenarios And The Influence Of Tropical Climate Modulators Based On Observational Analysis And Ipcc Model Projections, Consultant, 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Observational And Numerical Study Of Meteorological Characteristics Over Antarctic Peninsula, Consultant, 2018 - 2021, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Primary Production Dynamics In The Strait Of Malacca In The Past Two Decades, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran, (National)
  • A Comprehensive Investigation On The Characteristics Of Near Surface Wind Field And Boundary Layer In The Jang Bogo Station, Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, Through Observational And Numerical Simulation Studies, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2021, Private Funding, (National)
  • Information On Storm Sturges: What It Means To Malaysians And How We Can Adapt, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2018, RU Geran, (National)
  • The Impacts Of Northeast Monsoon And Sea Level Rise On Sea Level Surge Along The Northeast Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, International Funding, (International)
  • The impacts of northeast monsoon and sea level rise on sea level surge along the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Ioes-2014b Interaksi Atmosfera & Darat: Ramalan Cuaca Ekstrim Dan Banjir, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2019, Government Agency, (National)
  • Ioes-2014a Interaksi Atmosfera & Darat : Sumber, Emisi Dan Pengangkutan Dinamik Bahan Surih Kimia Dan Aerosol Di Rantau Asia-pacific, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2022, Government Agency, (National)
  • Teleconnection Between Equatorial And Polar Climatic Variability, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2018, Government Agency, (National)
  • Flagship Program 1. An Integrated Approach: Microbes And Respond To Climate Change 2. Diversity And Adaptation Of Microbes: Across Latitudinal Study 3. Connectivity Between Equatorial And Polar Regions: From Global Warming To Environmental And Microbial Community Changes, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2018, Government Agency, (National)
  • Demonstration Of A Pilot Network Of Sensors For Atmospheric Chemistry Studies In Malaysia., Consultant, 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Towards Attaining Wmo Global Atmospheric Watch (gaw) Status At Bachok Station, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2014, RU Geran, (National)
  • Knowledge Management, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Ioes-nerc International Opportunities Fund, Consultant, 2013 - 2016, International Funding, (International)
  • Demonstration Of A Pilot Network Of Sensors For Atmospheric Chemistry Studies In Malaysia., Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Influences And Impact Of Southwest Monsoon On Malaysian Weather And Climate And Its Variabilities In Response To Global Warming, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2017, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Impact Of The Southward Shift Of The Southern Hemisphere Tropospheric Jet On The Atmospheric And Oceanic States In The Equatorial South China Sea In Response To Climate Change, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Changes In The Southern Hemisphere Jets Over The Twenty First Century From The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (ipcc) Models And The Related Impacts On Equatorial Weather, Consultant, 2012 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • MICROBIAL RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHANGE AND THE CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN TROPICAL AND POLAR ENVIRONMENT, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2015, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Microbial Responses to Global Change and the Connectivity between Tropical and Polar Environment, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • To Develop Relevant National Governance Mechanisms and Propose Public Policies for Malaysia on the Antarctic, Co-Investigator, 2011 - 2014, Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), (National)
  • NATIONAL ANTARTICA RESEARCH CENTRE (NARC) - OPEX & CAPEX, Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2011, Centre of Research , (National)
  • POLAR RESEARCH, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2010, Centre of Research , (National)
  • Teleconnection between equatorial and polar climatic variability., Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Geospatial Modelling for Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Kuala Lumpur Using Geographical Information System (GIS), Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • TELECONNECTION BETWEEN EQUATORIAL AND POLAR CLIMATIC VARIABILITY, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Integrated Water System Management in Klang Valley, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Modelling and Observational Studies of Antarctic Katabatic (MOSAK). Under Action Group of the Physical Sciences Standing Group. Scientific Committee Antarctic Research Under Action Group of the Physical Sciences Standing Group. Scientific Committee Antarctic Research. 100,000/yr MARP. 3000 USD SCAR2000-2005, , 2008, , (National)
  • Study of Gravity Waves and Stable Boundary Layer in Antarctic. Under Malaysian Antarctic Research Program Malaysian Antarctic Research Program. 100,000/yr. 2000-2005=, , 2008, , (National)
  • Enhancing the forecast value of the Malaysian Meteorological Department limited area model on severe weather in Malaysia and its neighbouring sea during the northeast monsoon., Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2010, ScienceFund, (National)
  • Polar meteorology and climatology. Monsoon Meteorology and climatology. Air Pollution Meteorology. Environmental Study.
  • Meteorology

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

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

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

  • Khidmat Setia 30 Award, 2013
  • Perlatikan Sebagai Pegawai Hubungan Negara Di Peringkat Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting., Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2012, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2009, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2008, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2006, (University)
  • Khidmat Setia 20 Award, 2005
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2004, (University)

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

  • Member of University Utara Malaysia Professorial Selection Board ,  ( )
  • 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)
  • New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute in the field of Atmospheric Sciences, Project ,  (2013 - 2014)
  • 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)


(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

  • Master Degree, Hilal Sultan Ali Alshukaili, Climate Change in Oman, 2011/2012
  • Master Degree, Mohd Fadzil Firdzaus Bin Mohd Nor, EFFECTS OF ARCTIC OSCILLATION OVER SIBERIAN HIGH VARIABILITY, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sheeba N.c., Antarctic Meteorology, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Ghasem Akbari, Hydrological Modelling of Flood Events in the Klang Valley, 2006/2007
  • Master Degree, Mazlan Majid, Man and Environment. Impact of landuse changes on Jahut Community in Kuala Krau, Pahang., 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Chan Lee Peng, Meteorological Parameters Affecting the Formation of Haze in the Klang Valley Region within the period 1998-2002, 2002/2003
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Aiman Soleiman Oklat, Observation and Modelling of Tropical Boundary Layer, 2000/2001
  • Master Degree, Siti Aishah Samsudin, Validation of the Penman Monteith, 1999/2000

  • Master 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
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Safiah Mohd Hashim, Air Pollution and Health., 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sholehah Ismail, Environmental Factors effecting the spread of Dengue, 2006/2007