Gasore, Jimmy

Jimmy Gasore
Chief Scientist, Rwanda Climate Observatory
Alumnus, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences


Dr. Jimmy Gasore is an atmospheric scientist and the Station Chief Scientist of the Rwanda Climate Observatory. The observatory is a collaborative effort of the Rwandan Ministry of Education and MIT in a project under the direction of Professor Prinn to set up a new high frequency greenhouse gases monitoring station in Rwanda as a part of the AGAGE Network. The Climate observatory is currently located at Mount Mugogo in the Northern Province of Rwanda but is expected to move atop Mount Kalisimbi (4507m) in the future after testing the instruments and training local technicians at a much lower and accessible altitude of Mount Mugogo (2500 m). The Rwanda Climate Observatory is the only high frequency greenhouse gases monitoring station on the African continent, it is expected to uniquely contribute to the understanding of global carbon budget especially the land-atmosphere exchange as well as improving the understanding of regional greenhouse gases emissions in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA, Central and Eastern Africa).

Jimmy received his PhD from MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences in late 2017.

Prof. Ronald Prinn

Doctoral Dissertation (2017): Quantifying Emissions of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in the Greater Horn of Africa Through High Frequency Measurement and a New Approach to Model Uncertainty Quantification

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Andersson, A., E.N. Kirillova, S. Decesari, L. DeWitt, J. Gasore, K.E. Potter, R.G. Prinn, M. Rupakheti, J.D. Ndikubwimana, J. Nkusi and B. Safari (2020). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20, 4561–4573
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Prinn, R.G., R.F. Weiss, J. Arduini, T. Arnold, H.L. DeWitt, P.J. Fraser, A.L. Ganesan, J. Gasore, C.M. Harth, O. Hermansen, J. Kim, P.B. Krummel, S. Li, Z.M. Loh, C.R. Lunder, M. Maione, A.J. Manning, B.R. Miller, B. Mitrevski, J. Mühle, S. O'Doherty, S. Park, St. Reimann, M. Rigby, T. Saito, P.K. Salameh, R. Schmidt, P.G. Simmonds, L.P. Steele, M.K. Vollmer, R.H. Wang, B. Yao, Y. Yokouchi, D. Young, and L. Zhou (2018). Earth System Science Data, 10, 985-1018 [PDF]
Student Dissertation or Thesis
Gasore, J. (2017). PhD Thesis, Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences [PDF]
Conference Proceedings Paper
Gasore, J. and R.G. Prinn (2012). Conference Proceedings, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (San Francisco, Dec. 3-7), Eos Trans., Abstract GC43E-1089

News + Media

News Release
Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Education | 
Jan 18, 2019
In The News
Nature | 
Oct 07, 2016
News Release
Joint Program News | 
Jan 05, 2016
In The News
MIT News | 
Oct 31, 2014