Professional summary

Joshua is a climate scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology researching tropical land-atmosphere feedbacks and supporting the development of health-focused climate services. Recent high-impact publications focus on observed intraseasonal land-atmosphere feedbacks across sub-Saharan Africa and the Tibetan Plateau. His work supports the continued enhancement of climate services across Central and West Africa through collaborations developed through the GCRF-funded African SWIFT programme.

Joshua is competent in Python with experience in analysing CMIP6 model output, coding in Fortran 90, using supercomputer architecture, and running the Met Office Unified Model.

His PhD from the University of Reading investigated factors that determine the location and intensity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, one of the most important components of the climate system.

Other Publications

Talib et al., 2023. Surface-driven amplification of Madden–Julian oscillation circulation anomalies across East Africa and its influence on the Turkana jet.

Talib et al., 2023. The representation of soil moisture-atmosphere feedbacks across the Tibetan Plateau in CMIP6

Talib et al., 2020. The impact of atmosphere-ocean coupling on the sensitivity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to convective mixing

Talib et al., 2018. The role of the cloud radiative effect in the sensitivity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to convective mixing

Pascal et al., 2023. Strengthening weather forecast and dissemination capabilities in Central Africa: Case assessment of intense flooding in January 2020


Harris et al., 2022. Satellite-observed vegetation responses to intraseasonal precipitation variability