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Course Code: 
ENV 1104
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 
  1. Climate, the atmosphere (principle constituents, layers, the international standard atmosphere). 
  2. Energy transfer methods; solar radiations short wave and long wave energy: the solar constant, black body, Stefan-Boltzmann’s law and Wein’s displacement law. 
  3. The mean solar, earth and atmospheric temperatures and their significance on environments. 
  4. The atmospheric temperature profile and its significance in climatology. 
  5. Factors affecting solar short wave radiation in the atmosphere. 
  6. The simple general circulation model and its limitations. 
  7. Air masses and fronts and associated weather and climate patterns. 
  8. The hydrological cycle and its relationship to general circulation. 
  9. The water balance at a location area or region. 
  10. Considerations in the derivation of the energy balance equation. 
  11. The energy balance equation in derivation of climates.
  12. Climate and the environment.
  13. Climatology and environmental management.
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