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Church Teachers’ College
Meteorology and Climatology
Coursework Pieces 2016
Assignment #1: Group Presentations (10%)
Students will work in small groups to research and present on the following:
Global distribution of temperature, processes of heat transfer, the heat budget, factors influencing incoming and outgoing radiation, factors influencing/controls of temperature
Factors influencing atmospheric pressure, measuring atmospheric pressure, factors influencing wind speed and wind direction, general circulation of the atmosphere and localized winds
Assignment #2: Labs (15%)
Lab 1 – Constructing and Interpreting Climate Graphs
Lap 2 – Interpreting Weather Maps
Lab 3 – Atmospheric Stability and Instability and Adiabatic Processes
Assignment # 3: Case Study (25%)
Students will select a community (coastal or otherwise) and conduct assessment of that community in relation to climate change. The assessment should include factors that exist within the community that may be contributing to climate change or the community’s level of vulnerability to climate change. It will also involve identifying the different vulnerabilities that exist within the community.
The following should be completed by students:
An instrument to carry out the assessment of the factors and vulnerabilities
A brief report of the findings of the assessment
An action plan outlining activities or steps that can be taken by the community to address the factors influencing the vulnerabilities or the vulnerabilities themselves