University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Land Resource Science.

MET*2020 Agrometeorology W(3-0) [0.50]

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, climate hazards and their control, weather aspects of pest and disease management.

Prerequisites: BIOL*2010 or BOT*1150

MET*2030 Meteorology and Climatology F(3-2) [0.50]

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 PHYS*1000, PHYS*1070, PHYS*1080, PHYS*1110, PHYS*1130

MET*3050 Microclimatology W(3-0) [0.50]

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: 1 of MET*2020, MET*2030, GEOG*2110

MET*4210 Atmospheric Monitoring and Physical Meteorology W(3-0) [0.50]

Principles of physical meteorology presented in the framework of atmospheric monitoring. Topics include heat, solar and terrestrial radiation, humidity, other atmospheric gases, wind.(Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: MET*2030 or MET*3050

MET*4300 Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry W(3-0) [0.50]

Behaviour of synoptic scale weather systems and the transport of substances in the atmosphere. Chemical and photochemical transformations during transport; scavenging and removal from the atmosphere. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: (1 of CHEM*1310, CHEM*3360, ENGG*3360, TOX*3360, ENVS*3360), MET*2030

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