Physical and Environmental Meteorology

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Physical Meteorology is the branch of meteorology dealing with the study of optical, electrical, acoustical, and thermodynamic phenomena in the atmosphere, including the physics of clouds and precipitation

Environmental Meteorology prepares the student for understanding the impact of the weather and climate on the environment, which is to say the impacts of air and water on natural and human-altered ecosystems. In order to do this, the option establishes links between atmospheric physics and a variety of environmental disciplines pertaining to land, water, soils, and plants. Depending on his/her interests, the student will select courses in Air Quality and Dispersion, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems


Thematic area title and description





SMR 202

Atmospheric Radiation and Optics


SMR 307

Thermodynamics and cloud physics


SMR 407

Micro-Meteorology and Atmospheric Pollution


SMR 607






Area of specialization

Prof John K. Ng’ang’a(HEAD)

Atmospheric Pollution, Climatology and Climate Change

Prof Ogallo Laban A Climate Change Science

Prof Nzioka Muthama

Physical Climate System and Climate Processes; Human Influence On Climate

Dr Oludhe Christopher Renewable Energy Resources and Technology
Dr Ouma Gilbert Ong'isa Satellite Meteorology and Remote sensing

Mr Bethwel Mutai

Satellite meteorology

Career opportunities

  • Weather Forecasting
  • Enviromental Research
  • Study of atmospheric trends like global warming

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

Mr. F. Owino making  temperature Observations at the station

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