Research News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Join Professor Andy Dougill for his talk on “Improving Soil Health through Climate-Smart Agriculture: A key to climate-resilient farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa”.

    Posted on March 17, 2022

    Join Professor Andy Dougill on Thursday, 24 March 2022 at 3pm-4:30 (SAST) for his talk on Improving Soil Health through Climate-Smart Agriculture: A key to climate-resilient farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Hybrid Event (Venue: 1-2 Geography building, University of Pretoria Hatfield...

  • Seasonal forecast for March 2022 available

    Posted on March 16, 2022

    In agreement with most other models, the UP model predicts a transition into ENSO -neutral conditions during winter. There are enhanced probabilities for wet conditions over the larger summer rainfall region during autumn. In contrast, the northern-northeastern areas are expected to be dry. The...

  • Seasonal forecast for February 2022 available

    Posted on February 15, 2022

    The UP February Seasonal Forecast Worx predicts, in agreement with other models, a transition into ENSO-neutral conditions during winter. There are enhanced probabilities for wet conditions over the larger summer rainfall region during late summer going into autumn. In contrast, the SW Cape is...

  • NRF Y2 rating for Dr Victoria Rautenbach

    Posted on February 03, 2022

    Victoria Rautenbach received a Y2 rating in Information Technology with a specialization in User experience, open-source for geospatial software, open data and community engagement in higher education.

  • Seasonal forecast for January 2022 available

    Posted on January 18, 2022

    The January Seasonal Forecast Worx predicts weak La Niña conditions during summer, with ENSO-neutral conditions after that. The probability of above normal rainfall totals across the region during the second half of the summer season has decreased considerably from last month’s forecast....

  • Seasonal forecast for December 2021 available

    Posted on December 17, 2021

    The December Seasonal Forecast Worx predicts weak La Nina conditions during summer, with ENSO-neutral conditions after that. Rain also looks favourable. There are predominantly above-normal rains expected over the larger part of the forecast region, except over the northwest and northeast where...

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