Atmospheric Physics - Physics and Astronomy - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
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Atmospheric physics

This atmospheric research group is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Centre for Atmospheric Research at the University of Canterbury.

We have a broad range of interests and are active in probing and modelling many aspects of the atmosphere from ground-level up to 120 km.

The two academics in the department are

Our research interests can broadly be summarized:

Dr Bob Bennett and Dr Grahame Fraser are senior fellows attached to this group whose interests revolve around radar physics and the use of radars in various problems relating to the dynamics of the atmosphere.

To support these research interests we have radar facilities at Birdlings Flat (near Christchurch) and Scott Base (Antarctica). Graeme Plank manages the Birdling Flat facility and coordinates our Antarctic research programme. Other research includes aerosol measurement and computer modelling. We also have a recent list of publications.

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140,
    New Zealand.
  • hod-secretary@phys.canterbury.ac.nz
    Phone: +64 3 364 2523
    Fax: +64 3 364 2469
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