This Group currently offers Meteorology program at MSc and PhD levels and Physical Oceanography program at MSc level. 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, military issues, and many other aspects of human life. In physical oceanography, research is focused on coastal, estuarine and oceanic circulation, numerical modeling and model development, winds and waves simulations (hindcasting, nowcasting, and forecasting), coastal morpho-dynamics, coastal hazard, and climate change investigations.

In this Group, currently there are five research sections: Ozone and Air Pollution Studies, Solar Physics and Astronomy, Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Oceanography.

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
  • The Oceanography Laboratory, which is equipped with instruments to carry out common physical/chemical and biological tests, as well as some of geological oceanography and sedimentology tests

Number of Academics (2020-2021): 15

  • Two Full Professors
  • Five Associate Professors
  • Eight Assistant Professors


Academic Activities

  • MSc. Programs
  • PhD. Program


Graduate Programs

  • Meteorology

            PhD & MSc

  • Physical Oceanography