Dynamic Processes and weather prediction

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Prof Ininda Mwalichi J     View Profile

Dynamic Meteorology is the study of atmospheric motions as solutions of the fundamental equations of hydrodynamics or other systems of equations appropriate to special situations, as in the statistical theory of turbulence.Dynamic meteorology generally focuses on the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere

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Units

Code

Unit

Hours

SMR 301

Dynamic Meteorology I

45

SMR 401

Dynamic Meteorology II

45

SMR 601

Advanced Dynamic Meteorology

45

 Staff

Staff

Area of specialization

Prof Joseph M. Ininda (HEAD)

Weather and Climate Prediction

Dr Franklin J. Opijah

 Dynamic Meteorology and modelling

Dr Mutemi Joseph N. Multi-Model based forecasting
Dr. Mukabana Dynamic Meteorology and modelling

 Career opportunities

A dynamic meteorologist's career is concerned with the movements of weather systems and what controls them. Duties may include:

  • Working with hydrodynamics (the forces of fluids in motion) and with thermodynamics (the forces of heat).
  • Studying jet stream winds or small-scale air currents that exchange heat and moisture in the lower atmosphere.
  • Developing large-scale numerical models that help forecasters predict winds, temperature, and rainfall.

 

 News in dynamic meteorology

T.N Krishnamurti, Ph.D., University of Chicago, on his visit to the Department of Meteorology last year, gave a talk on coupled ensemble  models.He also invited a third year student, Ms Phoebe Shikuku to visit their faculty.Numerical modelling and Numerical weather prediction are important applications of dynamic meteorology.

 

 Events

 

The International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology upcoming event.

Kenya Meteorological Society conference and save the earth expo

 

Student Projects

 

Njeri Karianjahi forecasting thesis

Ms Emily Bosire prediction thesis

Equipment

The Chiromo Meteorological Station is a source of data for studies in Dynamic, Hydrological, Physical  and Agrometeorological studies.

Mr. Kariithi Duncan making observations at the station

 

The station has  the campbell stokes sunshine recorder among many other Instruments.

 

Campbell Stokes Sunshine recorder