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Climates of the Earth Boundary Layer (6 points)


Leader: Dr Jason Beringer

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2003 (Day)
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% + Examinations (2 hours): 40% + Practical work: 20%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week on average (two lectures per week and one 2-hour practical per fortnight) plus one 2-day field excursion

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

Prohibitions: ATM2211

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