Staff Profiles

Oliver Moses
Mr. Oliver Moses
Research Scholar
Okavango Research Institute

Mr. Oliver Moses

BSc in Meteorology and Mathematics (University of Reading, UK), MPhil (University of Botswana)

Position:         Research Scholar

Department:  Okavango Research Institute

Expertise:      Meteorology, forecasting, climate change, atmospheric modelling

Previous Employer: 2001 to 2015 - Botswana Department of Meteorological Services (Ranks: from Assistant Meteorologist to Principal Meteorologist)

Contact:         Telephone: +2676817203,      Email:

Research interest: Climate change in the Okavango Delta and in the southern Africa region, weather and climate predictions, atmospheric modelling

Selected Publications:

  • Moses, O. & Ramotonto, S. (2018). Assessing forecasting models on prediction of the tropical cyclone Dineo and the associated rainfall over Botswana. Weather and Climate Extremes 21: 102–109
  • Moses, O. (2018). Climate change in Lake Ngami, Botswana. In Kgathi D.L., Mosimanyana E.N., Mbaiwa J.E., Masamba W.R.L. (Eds.), Ecosystem services and human well-being at Lake Ngami, Botswana. New York, NOVA Science Publishers (ISBN: 978-1-53613-988-4). Pp 61-69
  • Moses O. & Hambira W.L. (2018). Effects of climate change on evapotranspiration over the Okavango Delta water resources. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 105: 98–103
  • Mosepele K., Hambira W., Mogomotsi, G., Mogomotsi P., Moses O., Dhliwayo M., Makati A., Setomba., B.  (2018). Water, Ecosystem Dynamics and Human Livelihoods in the Okavango River Basin (ORB); A review, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.80554
  • Moses, O. (2017). Heat wave characteristics in the context of climate change over the past 50 years in Botswana. Botswana Notes and Records, 49: 13-25
  • Moses, O. & Parida, B. P. (2016). Statistical modeling of Botswana’s monthly maximum wind speed using a four-parameter Kappa distribution. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(6):773-778
  • Moses, O. (2016). Heavy daily rainfall characteristics over the eastern Botswana. In Mmopelwa G (Ed.), Sixth IASTED International Conference on Africa Environment and Water Resource Management (pp. 126 – 132). Canada: Acta Press. DOI: 10.2316/P.2016.836-014