Dr. Windmanagda Sawadogo

research associate
Regional Climate and Hydrology
Phone: +49 821 598 2635
Room: 1023 (B)
Address: Alter Postweg 118, 86159 Augsburg

Research Foci



  • Climate Science

  • Solar energy

  • Wind energy

  • Regional Climate Models


Research Projects

Current Projects


EnerSHelF     High resolution energy meteorological forecasting for improved management of PV-hybrid systems


Sawadogo, W.; Abiodun, B.J. & Okogbue, E.C.: Projected changes in wind energy potential over West Africa under the global warming of 1.5°C and above. Theor Appl Climatol 138, 321–333 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-019-02826-8


Sawadogo, W., Abiodun, B. J. & Okogbue, E. C.: Impacts of global warming on photovoltaic power generation over West Africa. Renewable Energy 151, 263-277 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.032


Abiodun, B. J., Odoulami, R. C., Sawadogo, W., Oloniyo, O. A., Abatan, A. A., New, M., Lennard, C., Izidine, P., Egbebiyi, T. S., & MacMartin, D. G. (2021). Potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol injection on drought risk managements over major river basins in Africa. Climatic Change, 169(3–4), 31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03268-w


Chaaraoui, S., Bebber, M., Meilinger, S., Rummeny, S., Schneiders, T., Sawadogo, W., & Kunstmann, H. (2021). Day-Ahead Electric Load Forecast for a Ghanaian Health Facility Using Different Algorithms. Energies, 14(2), 409. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14020409


Giorgi, F., Coppola, E., Jacob, D., Teichmann, C., Abba Omar, S., Ashfaq, M., Ban, N., Bülow, K., Bukovsky, M., Buntemeyer, L., Cavazos, T., Ciarlo’, J., Da Rocha, R. P., Das, S., di Sante, F., Evans, J. P., Gao, X., Giuliani, G., Glazer, R. H., … Weber, T. (2021). The CORDEX-CORE EXP-I initiative: Description and highlight results from the initial analysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 1–52. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0119.1


Ndiaye, A., Moussa, M. S., Dione, C., Sawadogo, W., Bliefernicht, J., Dungall, L., & Kunstmann, H. (2022). Projected Changes in Solar PV and Wind Energy Potential over West Africa: An Analysis of CORDEX-CORE Simulations. Energies, 15(24), 9602. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15249602


Sawadogo, W., Bliefernicht, J., Fersch, B., Salack, S., Guug, S., Ogunjobi, K. O., Meilinger, S., & Kunstmann, H. (2023). Global Horizontal Irradiance in West Africa: Evaluation of the WRF-Solar Model in Convective Permitting Mode with Ground Measurements. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-22-0186.1


Sawadogo, W., Reboita, M. S., Faye, A., da Rocha, R. P., Odoulami, R. C., Olusegun, C. F., Adeniyi, M. O., Abiodun, B. J., Sylla, M. B., Diallo, I., Coppola, E., & Giorgi, F. (2020). Current and future potential of solar and wind energy over Africa using the RegCM4 CORDEX-CORE ensemble. Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05377-1


Schunke, J., Laux, P., Bliefernicht, J., Waongo, M., Sawadogo, W., & Kunstmann, H. (2021). Exploring the Potential of the Cost-Efficient TAHMO Observation Data for Hydro-Meteorological Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa. Water, 13(22), 3308. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13223308

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2020    PostDoc position at the Department of Geography, University of Augsburg.

2016-2019     PhD. Meteorology and Climate Sciences at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

2017-2019     Visiting scholar at the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG), University of Cape Town, South Africa.

2013-2015     M.Sc. Climate Change and Energy, University of Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger