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Atmospheric structure and processes 155


 
Module code WKD 155
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

*Students are not allowed to earn credits for WKD 155 and WKD 164

Introduction to weather and climate. Climate of South Africa. Urban and rural climate. Meteorological instruments. Motion of the earth. Atmospheric mass and pressure. Energy and heat budget. Moisture in the atmosphere. Cloud development. Climate change. ENSO. Electromagnetic spectrum and remote sensing in meteorology. Synoptic weather systems of South Africa.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites At least 50% for mathematics in grade 12.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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