GGR214H5 Global Weather and Climate

Course Desciption

Course Description

The climates of the globe are created from the kinds of weather systems which usually occur. This course surveys the weather systems of the globe and the geography which helps to transform them into regional climates. It uses just enough physics to show you how it all works and how we can make informed assessments about ideas on climatic change.

Credits: Science, Experiential Learning

Lecture hours: 24

Practicum hours: 12

Exclusion: none

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits including GGR112H5 or ENV100Y5

Core Skills Developed

  • linkages between the geography of the Earth, weather and the climate systemnderstanding a range of geomorphic processes and their implications for landform development
  • atmospheric processes
  • critical interpretation and use of weather/climate data and graphs
  • use of meteorological and climatological terminology
  • communication of scientific results