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Climates of the Earth Boundary Layer (6 points)


Leader: Dr Jason Beringer

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A study of climates found near to the ground in terms of the cycling of energy and mass through systems. Atmospheric processes and how they interact with physical properties of surfaces to produce distinctive climates of various natural and human-modified environments. Natural environments including simple non-vegetated surfaces, vegetated surfaces and non-uniform terrain. Human-modified environments especially urban modification of the atmospheric environment.

Assessment: Written (2000 words): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 40% + Practical work and fieldwork: 20%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week on average (2 lectures per week and one 2-hour practical per fortnight) and a compulsory weekend field excursion

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in geography and environmental science or mathematics, or permission

Prohibitions: GES2190

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