Jul 23, 2019
GEOG 388 - Weather and Climate
Elements, factors and processes affecting Earth’s climates, present, past, and future. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory/field per week. Course fee required. GEOG 388 and GEOG 488 are equivalent courses, students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Winter).
Prerequisite: GEOG 107.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Analyze, describe, and diagram the basics of the Earth’s atmosphere and major atmospheric processes including energy, pressure, wind, precipitation, air masses, fronts, and storms.
- Communicate in the language of the discipline.
- Recognize the relationships and linkages between the parts· of the Earth’s energy budget and explain the factors controlling temperature and precipitation patterns on Earth and to describe the distribution of climates of the World.
- Describe the impacts of weather on human activity and impacts of humans on climate.
- Understand the tools and technologies used to produce weather forecasts and to be able to locate and interpret weather maps and satellite images available on the www.
- Describe and analyze past, present, and future trends in natural and anthropogenic climate change.
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