GEOG 2280: Weather, Climate and Climate Change

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Building upon the basic principles introduced in GEOG 1180, this course uses an integrated approach to study physical and dynamic climatology, meteorology, and climate change. GEOG 2280 is a laboratory science course with both a lecture and a laboratory component. Topics covered include atmospheric composition, energy and moisture; global, synoptic, and local scale circulations; ocean-atmosphere interactions; climate change, and modeling of the climate system. Lab assignments allow students to develop skills in the collections, analysis, and interpretation of climate data. Working in small groups, students also monitor and analyze local weather over the duration of the course.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1180 or permission of the instructor.

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