APPLICATION OF METEOROLOGY AND WEATHER PREDICTION IN THE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN NIGERIA
Ojo, M. O.; Olanusi, O. B. and Akinnubi, R. T.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
In the past few decades, the perilous socio-economic effects of meteorological hazards were exemplified by drought, desertification, flood, storm surges, erosion, landslide, harmattan haze, line squalls and thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves. These were sadly concerned as observed on the lives of the citizens of Nigeria. It is saddening to note that weather hazards are evidently becoming an ever-greater part of the daily lives of our people and must not be over-looked. Therefore, Studies on the potential impact of climatic change on man and his environment have become very crucial in contemporary scientific research. Because, human health, energy and comfort are affected by climate than any other element of the physical environment. This study examined the impacts of meteorology and weather prediction in the process of national transformation. The development and challenges of modern prediction with special focus on tropical weather system are examined. The paper concludes that there is a pressing need to improve our conventional methods of weather forecasting through more up-to-date and powerful techniques such as weather prediction, monitoring and processing by the use of radars, satellites and computers.