Curriculum Vitae


Senior Research Fellow
  • Institute of Ocean & Earth Sciences (Ioes)
    Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences


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.


    Polar meteorology, Monsoon meteorology,Air Pollution


  • Ph.D., (Meteorology)
    Reading University, Reading, UK
  • M.Sc, (Fizik Atmosfera)
    La Trobe University, Australia
  • B.Sc (Hons), (Fizik)
    Monash University, Australia


  • Director
    27 Jul 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (National Antarctic Research Centre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    27 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2022 (National Antarctic Research Centre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Jan 2018 - 04 Sep 2018 (Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2018 - 04 Sep 2018 (National Antarctic Research Centre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017 (Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Director
    01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016 (National Antarctic Research Centre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Pengarah, Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Kebangsaan
    01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2016 (National)
  • Deputy Director
    01 Apr 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 (Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Head
    02 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 (National Antarctic Research Centre, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Deputy Director
    15 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 (Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))
  • Head
    18 Dec 2007 - 31 Dec 2009 (Earth System Observation & Simulation Unit, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation))


  • Tokoh Antartika Kebangsaan
    Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan, 2022 (National)
    , 2013
  • Perlatikan Sebagai Pegawai Hubungan Negara di Peringkat Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.
    Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2012 (International)
    University of Malaya, 2009 (University)
    University of Malaya, 2008 (University)
    University of Malaya, 2007 (University)
    University of Malaya, 2006 (University)
    , 2005
    University of Malaya, 2004 (University)


Article in Journal
  1. Azhar, Siti Syairah Atiqah; Chenoli, Sheeba Nettukandy; Abu Samah, Azizan; Kim, Seong-Joong; Murukesh, Nuncio (2022). The mechanism linking the variability of the Antarctic sea ice extent in the Indian Ocean sector to Indian summer monsoon rainfall, CLIMATE DYNAMICS. . doi:10.1007/s00382-022-06466-z
  2. Chenoli, Sheeba Nettukandy; Diong, Jeong Yik; Nor, Mohd Fadzil Firdzaus Mohd; Yip, Weng Sang; Xavier, Prince; Chang, Nursalleh K.; Abu Samah, Azizan (2022). Objective determination of the winter monsoon onset dates and its interannual variability in Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY. . doi:10.1002/joc.7895
  3. Ab Rahim, H., Khan, M. F., Ibrahim, Z. F., Shoaib, A., Suradi, H., Mohyeddin, N., . . . Yusoff, S. (2021). Coastal meteorology on the dispersion of air particles at the Bachok GAW Station. Science of the Total Environment, 782, 15. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146783
  4. Fauziah, S. H., Rizman-Idid, M., Cheah, W., Loh, K. H., Sharma, S., NoorMaiza, M. R., . . . George, M. (2021). Marine debris in Malaysia: A review on the pollution intensity and mitigating measures. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 167, 12. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112258
  5. Jayakrishnan, P. R., Sivaprasad, P., Chenoli, S. N., Babu, C. A., Samah, A. A., & Mohammedali, N. P. (2021). Sea breeze characteristics over a coastal station in peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Earth System Science, 130(3), 15. doi: 10.1007/s12040-021-01632-z
  6. Azhar, S. S. A., Chenoli, S. N., Abu Samah, A., & Kim, S. J. (2020). The linkages between Antarctic sea ice extent and Indian summer monsoon rainfall. Polar Science, 25, 10. doi: 10.1016/j.polar.2020.100537
  7. Mohyeddin, N., Abu Samah, A., Chenoli, S. N., Ashfold, M. J., Mead, M. I., Oram, D., . . . Nor, M. (2020). The effects of synoptic and local meteorological condition on CO2, CH4, PM(10)and PM(2.5)at Bachok Marine Research Station (BMRS) in Peninsular Malaysia. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 132(6), 845-868. doi: 10.1007/s00703-020-00724-7
  8. Sivaprasad, P., Abu Samah, A., Babu, C. A., Fang, Y., Nor, M., Chenoli, S. N., . . . Mazuki, M. Y. A. (2020). Simulation of the atmospheric parameters during passage of a tropical storm over the South China Sea: a comparison with MetOcean buoy and ERA-Interim data. Meteorological Applications, 27(2), 9. doi: 10.1002/met.1895
  9. Sun, S. W., Fang, Y., Zu, Y. C., Liu, B. C., Tana, Abu Samah, A. (2020). Seasonal Characteristics of Mesoscale Coupling between the Sea Surface Temperature and Wind Speed in the South China Sea. Journal of Climate, 33(2), 625-638. doi: 10.1175/jcli-d-19-0392.1
  10. Farren, N. J., Dunmore, R. E., Mead, M. I., Nadzir, M. S. M., Abu Samah, A., Phang, S. M., . . . Hamilton, J. F. (2019). Chemical characterisation of water-soluble ions in atmospheric particulate matter on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(3), 1537-1553. doi:10.5194/acp-19-1537-2019
  11. Nadzir, M. S. M., Cain, M., Robinson, A. D., Bolas, C., Harris, N. R. P., Parnikoza, I., . . . Noor, A. Y. M. (2019). Isoprene hotspots at the Western Coast of Antarctic Peninsula during MASEC 16. Polar Science, 20, 63-74. doi:10.1016/j.polar.2018.12.006
  12. Zu, Y. C., Sun, S. W., Zhao, W., Li, P. L., Liu, B. C., Fang, Y., Abu Samah, A. (2019). Seasonal characteristics and formation mechanism of the thermohaline structure of mesoscale eddy in the South China Sea. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 38(4), 29-38. doi:10.1007/s13131-018-1222-4
  13. Adcock, K. E., Reeves, C. E., Gooch, L. J., Elvidge, E. C. L., Ashfold, M. J., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., . . . 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(7), 4737-4751. doi: 10.5194/acp-18-4737-2018
  14. Alhasa, KM; Nadzir, MSM; Olalekan, P; Latif, MT; Yusup, Y; Faruque, MRI; Ahamad, F; Abd Hamid, HH; Aiyub, K; Ali, SHM; Khan, MF; Abu Samah, A; Yusuff, I; Othman, M; Hassim, TMFT; Ezani, NE (2018). Calibration Model of a Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System, SENSORS. 18(12)
  15. Kennicutt, M. C., Chown, S. L., Cassano, J. J., Liggett, D., Peck, L. S., Massom, R., . . . Sutherland, W. J. (2015). A roadmap for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science for the next two decades and beyond. Antarctic Science, 27(1), 3-18. doi:10.1017/s0954102014000674
  16. 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. 14(15), 8137-8148
  17. 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. 14(16), 8369-83881680-7316.
  18. 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. 13(2), 128-132
  19. 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. 116(Article), 0148-0227.
  20. 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. 3661582(3210-3224), Article
  21. 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. 4041-2(99-108), Article
  22. 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. 387(3-4), 312-319
  23. 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. 27(2), 265-273
  24. 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. 114(25), Article
  25. 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. 38(25), 4223-4241
  26. Kwan, K. F., Abu Samah, A. (2003). A conceptual model relating the quasi-biennial oscillation and the tropospheric biennial oscillation, International Journal of Climatology. 23(3), 347-362
  27. 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. 160(1-2), 221-238
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Kemal Maulana Alhasa et al : Calibration Model of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System in Sensors 18,10
  4. 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,
  5. Malcolm S.Y. Tang, Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli, Steve Colwell, Rosey Grant, Mairi Simms, John Law, Azizan Abu Samah: Precipitation instruments at Rothera Station, Antarctic Peninsula: A comparative study, Polar Research (Accepted, 2018).
  6. Nadzir MSM, Ashfold MJ, Md Firoz Khan, Robinson AD, Bolas C, Latif MT, et al. Spatial-temporal variations in surface ozone over Ushuaia and the Antarctic region: observations from in situ measurements, satellite data, and global models. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25 (3), 2198-2210, 2018 (Impact factor 2.914)
  7. 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,
  8. Yew, W. C., Pearce, D. A., Dunn, M. J., Adlard, S., Alias, S. A., Samah, A. A., & Convey, P. (2018). Links between bacteria derived from penguin guts and deposited guano and the surrounding soil microbiota. Polar Biology, 41(2), 269-281.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Hamza Varikoden, Hilal Sulthan Ali Al-shukaili, C. A. Babu,A. A. Samah (2016) Rainfall over Oman and its teleconnection with El Ni o 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
  22. Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli1 Muhammad Yunus Ahmad Mazuki1 John Turner1,2 Azizan Abu Samah1 (2016) Historical and projected changes in the Southern Hemisphere Sub tropical Jet during winter from the CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics Online.
  23. 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.
  24. Doreena Dominick, Mohd Talib Latif, Liew Juneng, Md Firoz Khan, Norhaniza Amil, Mohammed Iqbal Mead, Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir, Phang Siew Moi, Azizan Abu Samah, Matthew J. Ashold, William T. Sturges, Neil R. P. Harris, Andrew D. Robinson, John Pyle. Characterisation of particle mass and number concentration on the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula during the northeast monsoon. Atmospheric Environment 117, 187-199, 2015 (Impact Factor: 4.039)
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Illyani Ibrahim, Azizan Abu Samah & Rosmadi Fauzi. 2014. Biophysical factors of remote sensing approach in urban green analysis. Geocarto International 29(7) : 807-818
  29. M.C. KENNICUTT II et al (2014) A roadmap for Antarctic and Southern Ocean science for the next two decades and beyond pp 1-16 Antarctic Science
  30. Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir, Siew Moi Phang, Mhd Radzi Abas, Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Azizan Abu Samah, William T. Sturges, David E. Oram, Graham P. Mills, Emma C. Leedham, J. A. Pyle, N. R. P. Harris, A. D. Robinson, M. J. Ashfold, M.I. Mead, Mohd Talib Latif, Md Firoz Khan, Abd Muhaimin Amiruddin: Bromocarbons in the tropical coastal and open ocean atmosphere during the Prime Expedition Scientific Cruise 2009 (PESC 09). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14, 8137-8148, 2014 (Impact Factor 5.668)
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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)
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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).
  40. 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)
  41. 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)
  42. CA Babu, A.A.Samah and Hamza Varikoden (2010); Rainfall Climatology over Middle East Region and its Variability. IJRAE pp 1-13
  43. 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.
  44. 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
  45. 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).
  46. Akbari.A, Azizan Abu samah, Faridah Othman. Effect of Pixel Size on the Areal Storm Pattern Analysis, Using Kriging, Journal of Applied Sciences (accepted)
  47. 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)
  48. 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)
  49. 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
  50. 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.
  51. Turner John and Abu Samah Azizan. (2007). Workshop on the Antarctic Wind field. Bulletin American Meteorological Society. May 2007.
  52. Turner, J., Abu Samah, A. 2007. Workshop on the Antarctic wind field Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
  53. 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.
  54. 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
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. Azizan Abu Samah (1993).Deforestation in South East Asia:A scientific perspective of National and international interest. Sarjana Vol 101 pp 17-33.
  60. 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
  61. 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.
  62. Samah A.A. The transport of air pollution in the Klang Valley, Malaysia , Geography Bulletin ( Australia ), 1986, pp. 279-281.
  1. Salleh Mohd Nor, Azizan Abu Samah, B.A. Hamzah, Ewe Hong Tat, Clemente Michael Wang Viu Ling, Wan Maznah Wan Omar, Hii Yii Siang, Wayan Suparta, Rosmadi Fauzi, Goh Hong Ching, Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli, Yvonne Cook, Nurul Kamila Mohd Yusof, Mohd. Fadzil Firdzaus Mohd Nor & Lee Yu Jen (2015). Antartika: Pengembaraan Malaysia ke Benua Ais [Antarctica: Malaysia's Journey to The Ice]. Kuala Lumpur: Pusat Penyelidikan Antartika Kebangsaan (NARC) dan Persatuan Penterjemah Malaysia.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Azizan Abu Samah, Lim Joo Tick, Weather and Climate of Malaysia . Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya, 2004.
Chapter in Books
  1. Antarctica: A new Landmark of the Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme. Edited by Tan Sri Salleh Mohd Nor.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Article in Proceeding
  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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


  • Polar meteorology and climatology. Monsoon Meteorology and climatology. Air Pollution Meteorology. Environmental Study.
  • Meteorology


  1. 2022 - 2025, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    The Contribution Of Mesoscale Convective Vortex To The Extreme Rainfall Event In Peninsular Malaysia During Northeast Monsoon ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2019 - 2024, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Effects Of Variability In Arctic And Antarctic On The Tropical Maritime Continent Weather And Climate Under The Influence Of Climate Change ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2019 - 2024, Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
    Mrun Kpt: Sustainable Governance In Climate Change And Disaster Management ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2019 - 2024, Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
    Mrun Kpt: Variabilities And Precursor Features Of Extreme Rainfall Events Over Malaysia And Its Neighboring Sea In The Changing Climate ( Co-Researcher)
  5. 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    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 ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2019 - 2022, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Capturing The Impact Of Environmental Changes On Primary Productivity In The South China Sea From Space ( Co-Researcher)
  7. 2020 - 2022, RU Geran
    Sediment Greenhouse Gases Ch4 And Co2 Fluxes From Mangrove Forest In Tumpat Delta, Kelantan ( Co-Researcher)
  8. 2020 - 2022, RU Geran
    Primary Production Demands Of Fish Landings In The Straits Of Malacca ( Co-Researcher)
  9. 2018 - 2021, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science)
    Observational And Numerical Study Of Meteorological Characteristics Over Antarctic Peninsula ( Co-Researcher)
  10. 2011 - 2014, Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
    To Develop Relevant National Governance Mechanisms and Propose Public Policies for Malaysia on the Antarctic ( Consultant)
  11. 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Microbial Responses to Global Change and the Connectivity between Tropical and Polar Environment ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  12. 2007 - 2010, ScienceFund
    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))
  13. 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Teleconnection between equatorial and polar climatic variability. ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  14. 2009 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Geospatial Modelling for Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever in Kuala Lumpur Using Geographical Information System (GIS) ( Consultant)
  15. 2008 - 2010, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
    Integrated Water System Management in Klang Valley ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  16. 2008
    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
  17. 2008
    Study of Gravity Waves and Stable Boundary Layer in Antarctic. Under Malaysian Antarctic Research Program Malaysian Antarctic Research Program. 100,000/yr. 2000-2005=
  1. 2018 - 2024, Private Funding
    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))
  1. 2017 - 2024, International Funding
    High Density Air Quality Monitoring In The Klang Valley (malaysia) - A New High Resolution Observational Capability ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2017 - 2019, International Funding
    The Impacts Of Northeast Monsoon And Sea Level Rise On Sea Level Surge Along The Northeast Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))


  • Jawatankuasa Teknikal Kajian Susulan Impak Kenaikan Aras Laut Disebabkan Oleh Perubahan Iklim., Institut Penyelidikan Hidraulik Kebangsaan Malaysia
    01 Mar 2012 - 01 Mar 2016 (National)


  1. (2022) Panel Penilai Bagi Sesi Pembentangan Permohonan Kertas Cadangan Penyelidikan Penuh (Full Proposal) Skim Geran Penyelidikan Transdisiplinari (Trgs) Tahun 2022 Di Bawah Program Dana Penyelidikan Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, National, (External Evaluator)
  2. (2014) International Polar Foundation. Atmospheric Science., (Reviewer)
  3. (2014) Jury member to select the winner of the SCAR medal on International Coordination award., (Advisory Committee)
  4. (2013) New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute in the field of Atmospheric Sciences, (Reviewer)
  5. (2010) Committee member to review and assess Fundamental Research Grants in the field of Natural Sciences and National Heritage. Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, (Reviewer)
  6. Member of University Utara Malaysia Professorial Selection Board
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2022) Panel Pembentang Bagi Persidangan Pengurusan Kanan dan Jurutera Daerah Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran, Malaysia, National, (Expert Advisor)
  2. (2022) Panel Dalam Sesi Penerangan Call for Proposal Skim Geran Penyelidikan Transdisiplinari (Trgs) Bagi Tahun 2022, National, (Expert Advisor)
  3. (2022) Ketua Domain Warisan Alam dan Budaya (Wab) Bagi Jawatankuasa Penilaian Dana Penyelidikan, National, (Expert Advisor)
  4. (2021) Ketua Kluster Perubahan Iklim dan Alam Sekitar, National, (Expert Advisor)
Media appearance
  1. (2023) Fenomena Banjir Buruk, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  2. (2022) Pantau Kerajaan Baharu: Cabar Kerajaan Baharu Mendepani Ekstrem, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  3. (2022) Banjir Besar Dalam Tempoh Tiga Hari, National, (Interview)
  4. (2022) Malaysia Alami 'Musim Sejuk' Hingga Februari, National, (Interview)
  5. (2022) Cold and Chilly Weather Until Feb Next Year, Say Experts, National, (Interview)
  6. (2022) Pru15: Banjir Jadi Isu Utama, Apa Boleh Calon Janjikan?, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  7. (2022) Cuaca Boleh Diramal Tiga Hari Awal, National, (Interview)
  8. (2022) Mid-November Polls is Best, National, (Interview)
  9. (2022) Banjir dan Pilihan Raya Bukan Gandingan Serasi, National, (Interview)
  10. (2022) Malaysia Timur Lebih Terjejas Dengan Fenomena Taufan Noru, National, (Interview)
  11. (2022) Perairan Sabah, Sarawak Hadapi Tempias Taufan Noru, National, (Interview)
  12. (2022) Watch Out for Flash Floods, Experts Tell Public, National, (Interview)
  13. (2022) Monsoon Comes With Element of Surprise, National, (Interview)
  14. (2022) It's Sweater and Umbrella Time in Malaysia as Temperature Stays Low Due to Monsoon, National, (Interview)
  15. (2022) Ribut Di Shah Alam Boleh Berlaku Di Tempat Lain, National, (Interview)
  16. (2022) Risiko Cuaca Ekstrem Di Malaysia, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  17. (2022) Risiko Tanah Runtuh & Banjir Kilat, National, (Interview)


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) The variabilities and mechanisms of ocean heat uptake in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool, NORAINI BINTI MOHYEDDIN
  3. (2022) Teleconnection Between Antartic Sea Ice Variability and Indian Summer Monsoon, SITI SYAIRAH ATIQAH BINTI AZHAR
  4. (2020) Historical and Future Antarctic Precipitation based on CMIP5 models, Reanalysis Data and In Situ Measurements. S, AND EMOTIONAL AWARENESS ON SADNESS RGULATION, MALCOLM TANG SIONG YII
  6. (2010) Urban Heat Island in KL, Illyani Ibrahim
  7. (2008) Antarctic Meteorology, Sheeba N.C.
  8. (2008) Air Pollution and Health., Safiah Mohd Hashim
  9. (2006) Hydrological Modelling of Flood Events in the Klang Valley, Ghasem Akbari
  10. (2006) Environmental Factors effecting the spread of Dengue, Sholehah Ismail
  11. (2000) Observation and Modelling of Tropical Boundary Layer, Aiman Soleiman Oklat
  1. (2023) marine biogeochemistry/ Oceanography, KANG ZHI YONG
  2. (2023) Spatial and temporal variability of precipitation and precursor features of extreme rainfall events in peninsular malaysia, NUR 'ALIYAH ALZIAN
  3. (2023) Sustainable governance in climate change and disaster management, CHANDRIKA A/P SOVUNTHARA RAJU
  5. (2023) Fluctuation in Southern Ocean Carbon Fluxes in Response to Changes in Phytoplankton and Environment Forcing, FAYHEARINA A/K YUSOFF
  6. (2023) Capturing the Impacts of Environmental Changes on Phytoplankton Biomass from Space, MOHD IKMAL SHAFIQ BIN ROSLI
  7. (2019) Meteorological conditions and transport of air pollutants at Bachok Marine Research Station (BMRS) in Peninsular Malaysia., NORAINI BINTI MOHYEDDIN
  8. (2011) Climate Change in Oman, Hilal Sultan Ali Alshukaili
  9. (2010) The vulnerability and risk index of climate change for Malaysia ., Nikki Wong
  11. (2002) Meteorological Parameters Affecting the Formation of Haze in the Klang Valley Region within the period 1998-2002, Chan Lee Peng
  12. (2002) Man and Environment. Impact of landuse changes on Jahut Community in Kuala Krau, Pahang., Mazlan Majid
  13. (1999) Validation of the Penman Monteith, Siti Aishah Samsudin