Space and Atmospheric Sciences Unit (SASU)

This unit works on two part of the Earth's atmosphere; the equatorial lower atmosphere and the upper atmosphere. The research by the lower atmopshere group focuses on understanding what drives the Ethiopian climate with a major emphasis on the drivers of precipitation using weather radar, raingauage and satellite observations.   
The  research activities of space science group include modeling and observation of the equatorial  ionosphere with a major focus on Ethiopian ionospheric sector.  Empirical, semi-Emprical and physics based  models are investigated  to characterize the unique behaviors of the ionosphere.  VHF radar, GPS receivers, Galileo recievers, Fabry-Perot interferometer.