The Space Physics Group
This Group offers Meteorology courses at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. The meteorological research conducted at macro, meso, and micro scales includes studies on atmospheric dynamics, clouds formation and rain, hail, and the atmospheric boundary layers (where inversion usually causes serious air pollution). Such variables affect the environment, agriculture, construction and industrial plans, water, transportation, army issues, and many other aspects of human life.
The four research sections that have close collaboration with this Group include Ozone and Air Pollution Studies, Solar Physics and Astronomy, Meteorology, and Ionosphere.
The most important laboratories and equipment available to the Space Physics Groups are as follows:
The Synoptic Meteorological Observatory
The Automatic Meteorological Observatory
The Laboratory of Geophysical Fluids Dynamics
The Meteorological Laboratory
The Micro-laboratory for the physics of clouds and rain
A Micro-Meteorology Observational Tower
A SODAR Instrument (to study the atmospheric boundary layer)
Number of Academics (2004-5): 10
One Full Professor
One Associate Professor
Six Assistant Professors
Number of M.Sc. Graduates (1976-2004): 160