Prof. Roefol Burger / Senior Lecturer, North- West University, South Africa

Roelof Burger is a professor in the Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management at the North-West University in South Africa. He is an atmospheric scientist with a research interest in understanding, observing and modelling the sources, fates and impacts of anthropogenic emissions, with a special focus on intentional weather modification. He has more than 20 years of experience in this field and holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been part of more than 70 research projects that studied the atmosphere in South Africa, Namibia, Mali, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, Australia, Italy, France, Thailand and the United States. He has been the principal investigator on numerous projects with a total value of more than $500000 and a co-principal investigator on projects of more than $2mil.

Prof Burger’s more than 100 peer-reviewed publications includes 46 papers in 19 different journals, in collaboration with 160 different authors. Quartile one journals in atmospheric science include Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (impact factor 8.766), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (impact factor 6.133), Climate Dynamics (impact factor 4.375), and Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres (impact factor 4.261). He is also a member of the World Meteorological Organization Expert Team on Weather Modification since 2020.