GEOG 342-Climatology


The course will examine regional climates and anomalies with particular emphasis on the temperate and tropical regions. Evapotranspiration, water balance concepts and Koeppen’s classification system will be looked at. General circulation: models, principal airmasses, local wind systems; mid-latitude climates: fronts,  cyclones, anticyclones and their associated weather; tropical climates, tropical disturbances and squall lines; the inter-tropical discontinuity (ITD) and weather zones of Ghana and West Africa; water balance climatology and regional classification of climates in detail will also be covered.