Climate Change

Thematic head

Prof Nzioka J Muthama    View Profile

Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors that include oceanic processes (such as oceanic circulation), biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics and volcanic eruptions, and human-induced alterations of the natural world; these latter effects are currently causing global warming, and "climate change" is often used to describe human-specific impacts.

 

Thematic area and description

Units

Code

Course

Hours

SMR  601

Climate Change Science

45

SMR  602

Climate Change Hazards, Vulnerability And Risk Assessment

45

SMR  603

Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation

45

SMR  605

Economics Of Climate Change

45

Projects

 

Staff

Staff

Area specialization

Prof Nzioka Muthama (HEAD)

Physical Climate System and Climate Processes;Human On climate

Prof John K. Ng’ang’a

Atmospheric Pollution, Climatology and Climate Change

Prof Joseph M. Ininda

Weather and Climate Prediction

Prof Ogallo Laban A Climatology

Dr. Ouma Gilbert

Climate Change Adaptation

Mr Bethwel Mutai

Satellite meteorology

Career opportunities

  • Climate risk assesor
  • Climate Scenario modeller
  • Enviromental assessor/expert
  • Disastor risk expert
  • Monitoring and evaluation expert
  • Climate Change adaptation/mitigation expert

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News

Tropical ecosystems boost carbon dioxide as temperatures rise

 

Events.

Kenya Meteorological Society conference and save the earth expo

 

Equipment

The Chiromo Urban Environmental Monitoring Station is a key facility under this theme.

Surface Ozone and Carbon Monoxide analyzers in the Department.

Below, staff downloading data.