Indonesia

Understanding the impact of solar geoengineering on extreme temperatures and precipitation changes over tropical regions: case study of Indonesia

Project summary

Dr Kuswanto and team will be the first to research the impact of SRM in Indonesia. They will examine the impacts of two scenarios of solar geoengineering on extreme temperature and precipitation over Indonesia and one of its tropical regions. The study will be focused on investigating the difference of extreme temperature and precipitation change generated by the scenarios and the significant change over time as well as to examine the level of agreement of each experiment to project the extreme temperature and precipitation change over specific climate zones in Indonesia. The project is hosted at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (PSKBPI).


Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) showing part of the Sumatra (left) and Java (right) islands in western Indonesia. Both islands are separated by the Sunda Strait, which joins the Java Sea (top) with the Indian Ocean (bottom). Photo: ESA.

The team

Dr Heri KuswantoDr Heri Kuswanto (Indonesian) – Principal Investigator
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

Dr Heri Kuswanto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Indonesia. He is currently also the Coordinator of the Climate Change Group at the Center for Earth, Disaster and Climate Change at ITS. Dr Kuswanto holds a PhD in Statistics from the Leibniz Hannover University, Germany, majoring on time series forecasting. In 2010, he worked for a year as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laval University in Canada, focusing on the topic of ensemble forecast. His current research is focused more on extreme weather and climate events. He has a lot of experience in working with ensemble model outputs and statistical downscaling methods. Dr Kuswanto is also an expert on computational statistics and machine learning. He has been a speaker at many climate change related seminars and forums in Indonesia, and has been involved as an expert in several climate-change-related projects coordinated by the Meteorological Office Indonesia. Moreover, he has been the Principal Investigator for several projects such as the Development of Drought Monitoring and Forecasting System in Indonesia based on a calibrated North America Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) and funded by NSF USAID through the PEER Research grant, as well as other projects funded by the Ministry of Research and Higher Education Indonesia.
Brina MiftahurrohmahBrina Miftahurrohmah (Indonesian)
Universitas Internasional Semen Indonesia

Brina Miftahurrohmah graduated in Statistics majoring on computational statistics from the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. She has been working at the Department of Information Systems at Universitas Internasional Semen Indonesia (UISI) as a lecturer and researcher since February 2018. Her current research is focused on computational statistics and machine learning. She has been involved in several projects related to climate and weather issues, and she is an expert in computational modelling. She also has very good analytical skill.
Doni Setio PambudiDoni Setio Pambudi (Indonesian)
Universitas Internasional Semen Indonesia

Doni Setio Pambudi is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Informatics Department of Universitas Internasional Semen Indonesia (UISI). He is also the Head of the Information and Communication section at the same university. He holds a bachelor and a master’s degree from the Informatics Department at ITS. His current research is focused on computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence. He has a lot of experience in building from models and analysis for computer software or information system.
Dr Ardhasena Sopaheluwakan (Indonesian)
Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics