Meteorology and atmospheric science

Society is dependent on atmospheric processes for basic survival. The weather affects our daily lives and can, potentially, wreak havoc when extreme events occur without warning, endangering both lives and economic prosperity. The future of society is also closely tied to the ever-changing climate in a region.

  • Gaining a better understanding of the weather systems responsible for rainfall over the subcontinent
  • Gaining insights into the relationship between air quality and climate change
  • Improving forecasts on a seasonal scale that have agricultural, hydrological, and health implications
  • Increasing the reliability of short term weather forecasting

Staff involved include Prof Liesl Dyson, Prof Rebecca GarlandProf Willem Landman, Dr Thando Ndarana

- Author Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

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