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, F‘hn winds, Air pollution dispersion in complex terrain settings) 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:
- Wind erosion processes and landforms in the degraded tussock grasslands of the South Island High Country, New Zealand
- The Weather and Climates of Mountainous Regions
- Long Range Dust Transport and Climate Impacts
- Cold Desert Aeolian Processes, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
- Climate dynamics
- Palaeoclimate reconstruction using aeolian landforms and deposits