GGR375H5 Physical Environment of the City

GGR375 Course Desciption

GGR375H5
Physical Environment of the City

Course Description

The physical structure of the city results in a distinctive local climate that is linked to air and water quality, as well as to energy use. A geographical information system is used to assemble physical information from which to model the urban climatic environment, taking the example of Mississauga. Particular emphasis is placed upon the role of field measurements and satellite data as sources of geographical information.

Credits: Science, Experiential Learning

Lecture hours: 24

Practicum hours: 12

Prerequisite: 0.5 credit from GGR214H5 or GGR217H5 or GGR227H5 and 0.5 credit from GGR272H5 or GGR276H5 or GGR278H5

Using GIS and remote sensing to assemble, analyse and interpret satellite data, students will model the urban climate and learn how to evaluate the factors which contribute to the urban climatic environment.

David Passmore, Lecturer

Core Skills Developed

  • Imagery Analysis
  • Albedo
  • 2D and 3D Mapping