Seasonal Forecast (May 2022) available
Posted on May 17, 2022
The UP model predicts a weak La Nina event towards summer; this forecast is in agreement with most models. The SW Cape is expected to experience below-normal rainfall from early winter throughout the forecast period that ends with the Aug-Sep-Oct 3-month period. Enhanced probabilities for wet...
BScHons student Thuli Ntlatleng wins the 2022 Esri Young Scholar Award
Posted on April 14, 2022
Thulaganyo Ntlatleng, who completed her BScHons Geoinformatics degree in our department last year, was recently announced as the winner of the Esri Young Scholar Award for 2022. She received the award for her Honours project, titled Possible Wind Power in South Africa's Economic Hub: A GIS Based...
Celebrating Environmental Professionals Day
Posted on April 13, 2022
April 15 is Environmental Professionals Day. To celebrate this day, we asked Salome Beeslaar, and contract lecturer in environmental sciences in our department, to speak about her profession.
Q: Tell us about your academic and professional background.
I studied B.Sc Environmental Science...
Seasonal Forecast (April 2022) available
Posted on April 12, 2022
The UP model predicts a transition into ENSO-neutral conditions during winter; this forecast is in agreement with most models. The SW Cape is expected to experience below-normal rainfall from early winter until the end of this month’s forecast period (Jul-Aug-Sep). Enhanced probabilities...
Dangerous air pollution detected with machine learning
Posted on April 11, 2022
Researchers found high levels of air pollution in areas of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. UP’s Rebecca Garland helped create an artificial intelligence tool to monitor and predict daily air pollution against national air quality standards.
Industry guest lecture to our 3rd years
Posted on March 23, 2022
Members of Esri South Africa gave a guest lecture to students of the third year course, GIS 310, on Wednesday 16 March. Students were exposed to the integration of drone technology in Esri software, as well as using machine learning to map land cover.
Verosha Naidoo, who is the University of...
2022 GGY 789 field trip to Florisbad, Free State
Posted on March 23, 2022
The 2022 GGY 789 field trip, led by Dr. Natalie Haussmann and Prof. Greg Breetzke, took place from 18 to 21 March at Florisbad, in the Free State. Thirteen of the BSc Geography Honours students and three of the GIS Honours students attended. Activities included ecological field techniques (led by...
World Meteorological Day, 23 March 2022
Posted on March 21, 2022
Department of Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology putting the message of World Meteorology Day into action. The theme of World Meteorology Day in 2022 is Early Warning and Early Action.