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The Dynamic Atmosphere (6 points)


Leader: Dr Steven Siems

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The scientific basis of weather prediction and the science behind topical issues such as the greenhouse effect, El Nino and the 'ozone hole'. Climate change and the controversies it has generated concerning society's effect on climate. Environmental issues such as atmospheric pollution. The role played by the ocean in regulating atmospheric processes. Destructive phenomena such as hurricanes, tornados, severe storms and tsunamis.

Assessment: Examination (3 Hours): 50% + Assignments and tests: 20% + Laboratories: 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour laboratory class per week

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