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

Units

Code

Unit

Hours

SMR 202

Atmospheric Radiation and Optics

45

SMR 307

Thermodynamics and cloud physics

45

SMR 407

Micro-Meteorology and Atmospheric Pollution

45

SMR 607

Climatology

45

Projects

Staff

Staff

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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Equipment

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

Theme videos

  1. Hot springs in Lake Bogoria
  2. Landuse activities along waterfalls, webuye case study

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