University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Meteorology

Department of Land Resource Science.

MET*1000 The Atmospheric Environment S(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to the atmospheric environment which covers global to local scales. Topics covered are: understanding weather maps and forecasts, weather indices for plants and people, local-scale microclimates of natural surfaces and cities, intentional modification of microclimates, diffusion of pollutants in the atmosphere and their impact on air quality and climate change, policy issues associated with air quality and climate change. (Offered through distance education format only.)

Restriction(s): all other MET* courses

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.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL*1020 or BIOL*1030

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.

Prerequisite(s): 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.

Prerequisite(s): 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.)

Prerequisite(s): MET*2030 or MET*3050

Restriction(s): MET*4230

MET*4230 Atmospheric Monitoring and Physical Meteorology W(3-3) [0.75]

Identical to MET*4210 with the addition of a laboratory component which emphasizes the principles of scientific instrumentation and the operation of meteorological sensors. Lectures taken with MET*4210. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): MET*2030 or MET*3050

Restriction(s): MET*4210

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.)

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

Restriction(s): MET*4310

MET*4310 Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry W(3-3) [0.75]

Identical to MET*4300 with the addition of a laboratory component which emphasizes aspects of Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology including weather map analysis and forecasting, atmospheric dynamics, geostrophic and thermal winds, vorticity, and mechanisms of pressure change. Lectures taken with MET*4300. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisite(s): (1 of CHEM*1310, CHEM*3360, ENGG*3660, TOX*3360, ENVS*3360), MET*2030

Restriction(s): MET*4300


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