|Course ID:||GEOG 3110. 3 hours. |
|Climatology from local to global scales. Topics include
radiation/heat exchanges, the hydrologic cycle, global climate
patterns, climate change, measurement and data sources,
relationships of climate with ecosystem processes, and human
activities, and climate forecasting.|
|Prerequisite:||GEOG 1111 or GEOG 1112 or GEOG 2110H|
|Offered spring semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Learning objectives for this course include:
An understanding of the components that comprise the climate system, including the
atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the land surface and the biosphere, and
how they interact to influence climate.
An understanding of the physical forces that govern atmospheric pressure and motion.
An understanding of mechanisms that drive water and energy cycles in the
An understanding of weather systems, including mid-latitude cyclones and hurricanes.
An ability to recognize the interactions between human activities, modification of
the earth-atmosphere system, and changes to climate.
A greater appreciation of the importance of science in our everyday lives and its
role in influencing policy decision making.
This course meets the following General Education Abilities by accomplishing the
specific learning objectives listed below:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with supplemental reading and data analysis.
Communicate effectively through speech. This is met by oral presentations,
discussion leading, and classroom participation.
Computer Literacy is addressed through course administration, student-faculty
electronic interaction, and data analysis activities and assignments.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and is
developed through homework assignments, lecture, classroom discussion, and inquiry-
based learning efforts.
Earth’s Radiation Budget
Energy and Temperature
Mid-latitude Weather & Climate
Tropical Weather & Climate
Human Interaction with Climate