GEOG 227 Climatology I                                                                                                                 

This course aims to help the students to understand earth movement and their consequences, atmosphere, the factors and elements of climate. The contents of this course comprises the following aspects: Generalities of climatology. Earth’s movements and their consequences; (Rotation, Revolution and their consequences). Atmosphere (meaning, structure, composition and importance). Climatic/weather elements (precipitation, temperature, atmospheric humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, cloud cover, solar radiation). Factors of climate/weather (latitudes, altitudes, presence or absence of water bodies, ocean currents, wind circulation, vegetation, exposition, dissection of topography, etc).

 This course is composed by two theoretical credits and one practical credit. Practical activities comprise calculation of local and international time; drawing the main layers of atmosphere by showing the change of temperature with altitude; field trip to international airport in meteorological centre to see how climatic data are collected and analyzed; preparation of climatic charts and diagrams; field trip report.