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Dr Hamish McGowan's research interests are in: Local and Regional Scale Windfields (Atmospheric boundary layer energetics in complex terrain), Water (sea and lake) breeze circulations, Fohn winds, Severe weather (meteorological hazards), and Aeolian Dust Transport (Meteorological controls on wind erosion and dust transport, The role of atmospheric dust in local, regional and global climate dynamics; Palaeoclimate reconstruction using aeolian landforms and deposits).

Hamish McGowan received his PhD from the University of Canterbury in 1995. His research interests are in the fields of:

  • Meteorological hazards
  • Earth surface - atmosphere interactions and energetics
  • The Weather and Climates of Alpine and Mountainous Regions
  • Long Range Dust Transport and Climate Impacts
  • Climate dynamics
  • Palaeoclimate reconstruction