GEOG 213-Introduction to Weather and Climate


This is an introductory survey of weather components and processes and their measurements.  It will examine climate elements and their control factors, data aggregation and representation, geographic classification of climatic and vegetation types, scope and purpose of climatology, the atmosphere: structure and composition, Structure of climatological networks, Basic concepts in the study of climatology, weather elements, their measurements and units of statistical aggregation. Physical environmental factors and their controls on weather and climate, as well as representation of climatic data: the Station Model, Global distribution of climates and vegetation will be looked at.