Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology

Recent Submissions

  • Dlamini, Mandla; Chirima, Johannes George; Jovanovic, Nebo; Adam, Elhadi (MDPI Publishing, 2021-01-20)
    This study investigated the impacts of cultivation on water and soil quality in the lower uMfolozi floodplain system in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. We did this by assessing seasonal variations in purposefully ...
  • Haghighi, Marjan Mosalman; Wright, Caradee Yael; Ayer, Julian; Urban, Michael F.; Pham, Minh Duc; Boeckmann, Melanie; Areal, Ashtyn; Wernecke, Bianca; Swift, Callum P.; Robinson, Matthew; Hetem, Robyn S.; Chersich, Matthew F.; Lusambili, Adelaide; Chikandiwa, Admire; Ngugi, Anthony K.; Manyuchi, Albert; Nakstad, Britt; Part, Cherie; Scorgie, Fiona; Kadio, Kadidiatou; Harden, Lois; Roos, Nathalie; Kouanda, Seni; Luchters, Stanley; Roux, Thomas; Filippi, Veronique (MDPI Publishing, 2021-05-05)
    Links between heat exposure and congenital anomalies have not been explored in detail despite animal data and other strands of evidence that indicate such links are likely. We reviewed articles on heat and congenital ...
  • Zinyemba, Cliff; Archer, Emma Rosa Mary; Rother, Hanna-Andrea (MDPI Publishing, 2021-01)
    There is potential for increased pesticide-related adverse health outcomes in the agricultural sector linked to adaptive increases in pesticide use necessitated, in part, by climate change-related increases in pest ...
  • Haywood, Lorren Kirsty; Kapwata, Thandi; Oelofse, Suzan; Breetzke, Gregory Dennis; Wright, Caradee Yael (MDPI Publishing, 2021-08-02)
    Domestic solid waste is rapidly increasing due to accelerated population growth and urbanization. Improper waste disposal poses potential health risks and environmental concerns. Here, we investigated waste disposal ...
  • Pedder, Hugo; Kapwata, Thandi; Howard, Guy; Naidoo, Rajen N.; Kunene, Zamantimande; Morris, Richard W.; Mathee, Angela; Wright, Caradee Yael (MDPI Publishing, 2021-06)
    Pneumonia is a leading cause of hospitalization in South Africa. Climate change could potentially affect its incidence via changes in meteorological conditions. We investigated the delayed effects of temperature and ...
  • Schutte, Francois H.; Breetzke, Gregory Dennis; Edlstein, Ian (South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, 2021-01)
    Please read abstract in article.
  • Wright, Caradee Yael; Moore, Candice Eleanor; Chersich, Matthew; Hester, Rebecca; Schwerdtle, Patricia Nayna; Mbayo, Guy Kakumbi; Akong, Charles Ndika; Butler, Colin D. (MDPI Publishing, 2021-04-17)
    The health sector response to dealing with the impacts of climate change on human health, whether mitigative or adaptive, is influenced by multiple factors and necessitates creative approaches drawing on resources across ...
  • Manyuchia, Albert Edgar; Vogel, Coleen; Wright, Caradee Yael; Erasmus, Barend Frederik Nel (Elsevier, 2021-12)
    Climate change and variability remain a pressing global challenge directly and indirectly affecting human health. This has increased the demand for usable climate information for adaptation to climate related health ...
  • Mason, Simon J.; Ferro, Christopher A.T.; Landman, W.A. (Willem Adolf), 1964- (Wiley, 2021-01)
    The difficulty of forecasting “normal” climate conditions is demonstrated in the context of bivariate normally distributed forecasts and observations. Deterministic and probabilistic skill scores for the normal category ...
  • Masselot, Pierre; Sera, Francesco; Schneider, Rochelle; Kan, Haidong; Lavigne, Eric; Stafoggia, Massimo; Tobias, Aurelio; Chen, Hong; Burnett, Richard T.; Schwartz, Joel; Zanobetti, Antonella; Bell, Michelle L.; Chen, Bing-Yu; Guo, Yue-Liang Leon; Ragettli, Martina S.; Vicedo-Cabrera, Ana Maria; Astrom, Christofer; Forsberg, Bertil; Iniguez, Carmen; Garland, Rebecca M.; Scovronick, Noah; Madureira, Joana; Nunes, Baltazar; De la Cruz Valencia, Cesar; Hurtado Diaz, Magali; Honda, Yasushi; Hashizume, Masahiro; Ng, Chris Fook Cheng; Samoli, Evangelia; Katsouyanni, Klea; Schneider, Alexandra; Breitner, Susanne; Ryti, Niilo R.I.; Jaakkola, Jouni J.K.; Maasikmets, Marek; Orru, Hans; Guo, Yuming; Valdes Ortega, Nicolas; Matus Correa, Patricia; Tong, Shilu; Gasparrini, Antonio (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2022-03)
    BACKGROUND : The association between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and mortality widely differs between as well as within countries. Differences in PM2.5 composition can play a role in modifying the effect estimates, but ...
  • De Lange, Anzel; Naidoo, Mogesh; Garland, Rebecca M.; Dyson, Liesl L. (Elsevier, 2021-06)
    An understanding of the sensitivity of pollutant concentrations to planetary boundary layer (PBL) schemes in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models can provide insight into model results, and possibly advance the accuracy ...
  • Perold, Vonica; Ferguson, Jan Willem Helenus; Verburgt, Luke; Malherbe, Johan B. (Wiley, 2021-05)
    Crag lizards are restricted to montane areas where biota are strongly exposed to the effects of climate change. We investigated the factors shaping the distribution of Drakensberg crag lizards (Pseudocordylus melanotus ...
  • Wright, Caradee Yael; Norval, Mary (Frontiers Media, 2021-04-28)
    Exposure of outdoor workers to high levels of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) poses significant, well-known health risks including skin cancer and eye diseases. In South Africa, little is known about how many workers ...
  • Ramudzuli, Marubini R. (University of Pretoria, 2014-03)
    An extensive compulsory cattle dipping programme was introduced in Venda from 1915 to counter rinderpest and East Coast Fever (ECF). This study approached the sustainability of cattle dipping from environmental, economic, ...
  • Nivett, Amy E.; Zahn, Renee; Aguilar, Raul; Ahven, Andri; Amram, Shai; Ariel, Barak; Burbano, Maria Jose Arosemena; Astolfi, Roberta; Baier, Dirk; Bark, Hyung-Min; Beijers, Joris E.H.; Bergman, Marcelo; Breetzke, Gregory Dennis; Concha-Eastman, I. Alberto; Curtis-Ham, Sophie; Davenport, Ryan; Diaz, Carlos; Fleitas, Diego; Gerell, Manne; Jang, Kwang-Ho Jang; Kaariainen, Juha; Lappi-Seppälä , Tapio; Lim, Woon-Sik; Revilla, Rosa Loureiro; Mazerolle, Lorraine; Mesko, Gorazd; Pereda, Noemi; Peres, Maria F.T.; Poblete-Cazenave , Ruben; Rose, Simon; Svensson, Robert; Trajtenberg, Nico; Van der Lippe, Tanja; Veldkamp, Joran; Perdomo, Carlos J. Vilalta; Eisner, Manuel P. (Nature Research, 2021-07)
    The stay-at-home restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 led to unparalleled sudden change in daily life, but it is unclear how they affected urban crime globally. We collected data on daily counts of crime in 27 ...
  • Linde, Karlien; Wright, Caradee Yael; Du Plessis, Johannes Lodewykus (Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 2022-01)
    INTRODUCTION : Farmworkers are at risk of excess exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) during their work activities, especially if they work in geographical areas with high ambient solar UVR levels such as in South ...
  • Chikoore, Hector; Bopape, Mary-Jane Morongwa; Ndarana, Thando; Muofhe, Tshimbiluni P.; Gijben, Morne; Munyai, Rendani B.; Manyanya, Tshilidzi C.; Maisha, Robert (Elsevier, 2021-09)
    An extreme sub-daily precipitation event produced about 300 mm of rainfall in less than 4 h overnight from 13–14 February 2019 resulting in high floods in Thohoyandou, a small town northeast of South Africa. We employed ...
  • Henrico, Susanna Jacoba; Coetzee, Serena Martha; Cooper, Antony Kyle (Wiley, 2022)
    The benefits of free and open-source software for geographical information systems, such as QGIS, are appreciated by many all over the world. However, QGIS adoption in South Africa is not primarily influenced by the benefits ...
  • Henrico, Susanna Jacoba; Coetzee, Serena Martha; Cooper, Antony Kyle; Rautenbach, Victoria (Wiley, 2021-02)
    Geospatial information and technologies are widely used in South Africa, initially mostly with proprietary software but today, mature, open source alternatives such as QGIS are available. We wanted to find out if and why ...
  • Svinurai, Walter; Hassen, Abubeker; Tesfamariam, Eyob Habte; Ramoelo, Abel; Cullen, Brendan (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group), 2021)
    Please read abstract in the article.

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