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Nkosi Muse

Nkosi Muse

Graduate Research Associate, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Georgia State University

nmuse2@student.gsu.edu

Urban Studies Institute
Georgia State University
PO Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302

Titles

  • Graduate Research Associate, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Georgia State University

Biography

Originally from Somerset, New Jersey, Nkosi Muse attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Meteorology (with a minor in Mathematics). He now attends Georgia State University for a Master of Science in Geosciences with a focus in Climate Policy. Much of his previous research was done in undergrad with the Partnership Education Program (PEP) and the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Program (SOARS) focused on climate and weather extremes, from flooding to hurricanes. Nkosi is now interested in making sure that cities (in the United States and around the world) are prepared for the implications of climate change—doing their best to be sustainable and resilient, starting with Atlanta, Georgia.

Research Assistant Experience

  • 2017: “Comparing Climate Model Hurricane Landfalls to Observed Hurricane Landfalls for Model and Communication Enhancement”
    Evaluating the effectiveness and accuracy of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) to predict and forecast hurricane events in the North Atlantic and Caribbean.
  • 2016: “Understanding and Communicating Future Flood Losses Using Weather Typing”
    Assessed different weather patterns (weather types) and determined which is most likely to cause high damages due to flooding. Specific weather types had tendencies to cause higher flood damages than others.
  • 2015: “Ingesting Geospatial Data into Hazard Services' Database for National Weather Service Flood Alerts”
    Forecasted ocean currents in the Gulf of Massachusetts Bay using historical drifter track data. Applications include the forecasting of fish larvae and planktonic drift, harmful algal blooms, oil spills and containment.