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Mohammed Ombadi

Assistant Professor of Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, University of Michigan

Mohammed Ombadi is a hydrologist, climate, and data scientist with a keen interest in understanding and quantifying climate change impacts on hydro-climatic extremes. From heavy storms and floods to heatwaves and droughts, Ombadi is interested in studying the impacts these events have on our daily lives. His work focuses on bridging the gap between science and action, informing the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies to address the challenges posed by climate change.


  • 2023–present
    Assistant Professor of Climate and Space Sciences Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 2021–2023
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


  • 2021 
    University of California Irvine, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2018 
    University of California Irvine, M.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2014 
    University of Khartoum, B.Sc. in Civil Engineering


  • 2023
    Nature, A warming-induced reduction in snow fraction amplifies rainfall extremes.
  • 2022
    Water Research, Urbanization and aridity mediate distinct salinity response to floods in rivers and streams across the contiguous United States
  • 2022
    Weather and Climate Extremes, What's the temperature tomorrow? Increasing trends in extreme volatility of daily maximum temperature in Central and Eastern United States (1950–2019)
  • 2021
    Journal of Hydrology, Complexity of hydrologic basins: A chaotic dynamics perspective
  • 2021
    Journal of Hydrometeorology, Retrospective analysis and Bayesian model averaging of CMIP6 precipitation in the Nile River Basin
  • 2021
    Atmospheric Research, How much information on precipitation is contained in satellite infrared imagery?
  • 2020
    Water Resources Research, Evaluation of methods for causal discovery in hydrometeorological systems
  • 2018
    Water Resources Research, Developing intensity‐duration‐frequency (IDF) curves from satellite‐based precipitation: Methodology and evaluation

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers