Geographisches Institut


Historical SST and Sea ice reconstruction, within the framework of PALAEO-RA

  • Paleoclimate reconstruction and modelling

  • Warm climate

2019 - Present:  PhD. Climate Sciences, Universität Bern

2015 – 2018: MSc. Environmental Physics, Universität Bremen

2007 – 2012: B.Tech. Meteorology, Federal University of Technology Akure

Reichen, L., Burgdorf, AM., Brönnimann, S., Frank, J., Hand, R., Valler, V., Samakinwa, E., Brugnara, Y., Rutishauser, T. (2022): A decade of cold Eurasian winters reconstructed for the early 19th century. Nat Commun 13, 2116.

Samakinwa, E., Valler, V., Hand, R., Neukom, R., Gomez-Navarro, J.J., Kennedy, J. Rayner, N. & Brönnimann, S. (2021) An ensemble reconstruction of global monthly sea surface temperature and sea ice concentration 1000–1849. Nature Scientific Data 8, 261. doi: 10.1038/s41597-021-01043-1

Stepanek, C., Samakinwa, E., Knorr, G., and Lohmann, G.: Contribution of the coupled atmosphere-ocean–sea ice–vegetation model COSMOS to the PlioMIP2, Clim. Past, 16, 2275–2323,, 2020

Samakinwa, E., Stepanek, C., Lohmann, G. (2020): Sensitivity of mid-Pliocene climate to changes in orbital forcing and PlioMIP's boundary conditions, Clim. Past, 16, 1643–1665. doi: 10.5194/cp-16-1643-2020.

Samakinwa, E., Stepanek, C. and Lohmann, G. (2019): Sensitivity of Mid-Pliocene climate to changes in boundary condition: lessons from COSMOS within PlioMIP, EGU General Assembly 2019, 8 April 2019 - 12 April 2019. Available online: 10013/epic.9d9bdbee-c435-4c18-812e-4ed8099b5ab9

Samakinwa, E. (2018): Modelling mid-Pliocene climate with COSMOS based on PlioMIP2 boundary conditions, Master thesis, University of Bremen. Available online:

Balogun, I. and Samakinwa, E. (2015): Geospatial Assessment of Urban Expansion and Land Surface Temperature in Akure, Nigeria, ICUC9 - 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment. Available online: