University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Land Resource Science

64-202 Agrometeorology (formerly: ) W(3-0)

Weather and climate effects on agricultural production. Relation of water balance and other climate factors to growth and yield of crops, introduction to crop-weather modelling, climae hazards and their control, weather apsects of pest and disease management.

Prerequisites: 15-201 or 17-115.

64-203 Meteorology and Climatology F(3-2)

Solar and terrestrial radiation; pressure systems and winds; atmospheric stability and vertical motions; air masses and fronts; clouds and precipitation; selected topics in applied meteorology including air pollution. The laboratory emphasizes the analysis and use of atmospheric data for solving environmental problems.

Prerequisites: 1 of 76-100, 76-107, 76-108, 76-111, 76-113.

64-305 Microclimatology W(3-0)

Natural and intentionally-modified microclimates near the earth's surface; energy budgets; transport of mass and heat. Familiarization with some instruments for microclimatic measurements.

Prerequisites: 64-203 or 64-302 or 45-211

64-421 Physical Meteorology F(3-0)

Atmospheric thermodynamics, radiative transfer in the atmosphere, atmospheric gases and climatic change. It is recommended that students take 64-305 before this course, in addition to the prerequisite. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 64-203.

64-422 Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology W(3-3)

Equations of atmospheric motion, vorticity, mechanisms of pressure change, numerical weather prediction, weather map analysis and forecasting. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 64-421.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
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