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Rodney Teck is a postdoctoral researcher in the Irish Climatic Analysis Research Units (ICARUS) at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is part of the climate modelling group working with the ‘Weather Research and Forecasting' (WRF) model. In 1996 he came to NUI Maynooth as a mature student, graduating in 1999 with a BA (Hons) in History and Geography. Thereafter, he went to study for a Master of Science degree in ‘Climate Change and Atmospheric Science' at the University of East Anglia in Norwich UK. On graduating from UEA he was offered a post as a researcher working under Dr Steve Dorling in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the School of Environmental Science, working on: ‘Climate Change and Human Health: - the Confounding Air Quality Factor'. The results of this research were presented as the keynote address in the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality in Prague March 2003. The findings were also incorporated in the UK's DEFRA Air Quality Expert Group's (AQEG) report on Nitrogen Dioxide. In 2002 - 2003, he lead an expedition to the Fitzroy mountain range in Patagonia, Argentina. The expedition was sponsored jointly by the Royal Geographic Society and the University of East Anglia. The expedition gathered and collated climatic data on - glacial morphology, tree-core data collection (dendrochronology) and fauna biodiversity. In April 2003, he returned to Ireland to carry out research for his PhD. His thesis is titled : Mid~Latitude Explosive Cyclogenesis: The Confounding Factors.
- Storm Tracks
- Climate Change
- Atmospheric/Oceanic interactions
- Dorling, S.R., Teck, R.F. and Watts, M.C. (2003) Potential Climate Change Induced Impacts on Air Quality. Pp6-9, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp6-9.