Daniella Alaso

Degree Program: MS

Research Areas

  • Applied Climatology
  • Extremes
  • Atmospheric Hazards


Education: BSc. Meteorology, 2020, University of Nairobi, Kenya
My master's thesis seeks to develop a Spatial Synoptic Classification (SSC) for East Africa with a focus on Kenya. Despite its wide array of applications, the utility of the SSC in the tropics remains limited. I use reanalysis data to categorize surface weather into SSC types for application in future climate and health research and other SSC-based applications. My work also explores the atmospheric circulation patterns over East Africa in order to establish what synoptic circulation patterns are present when different SSC weather types occur. This is particularly important in heat-health applications as certain SSC types “oppressive types” are associated with increased risks to human health. Research Affiliation: Member, Students and New Professionals of the International Society of Biometeorology