Weather and Climate

The atmosphere is a fascinating, dynamic system, which affects and reacts on effects from oceans, the icecaps and glaciers on our planet – it even affects the length of the day. Our main interest in the meteorology group is to understand and develop models of the fundamental physical processes in the atmosphere, these being the key to numerical weather predictions (NWP), climate, air quality and pollution.

Meteorology is an expansive scientific field, which draws on a series of physical disciplines, from geophysical fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and turbulence to optical emission to space. Our observations of the atmosphere are on the technological forefront, due to a strong scientific and technological development in recent years.