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Course Code: 
MET 1202
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course explains the significance of the sun and solar radiation receipts at a location, area or region. It introduces the concepts of the energy balance and how it determines climates as well as introducing local/regional factors that may affect environmental characteristics. The course illustrates the study concepts with a brief introduction to Africa’s and East Africa climates

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course the student should know:

  • The sun as the ultimate source of energy for the earth/atmosphere and the

factors affecting solar energy receipts and its distribution in the earth/atmosphere.

  • Develop the energy balance model and its use in explaining climates.
  •  Local and regional factors that influence/determine weather and climates
  • Weather phenomena and some extreme weather and events
  • General introduction to Africa’s and East African Climates. 


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