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EENG 8294 - Applied Meteorology & Climatology

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The growing attention of the society to air quality and climate change along with the need for its mitigation and adaptation, requires knowledge of atmospheric characteristics, processes, observations, and data collection/ processing. This course introduces learners to thermodynamics and dynamics of the atmosphere, statistical tools for meteorological data analysis, and effects of weather and changing climate on industry and society. The importance of meteorology in engineering, science, and society, as well as the use of climate information in decision-making will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s)

Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources.

Credits

2.5

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between the fields of meteorology and climatology using appropriate terminology.
  • Interpret the dynamics of atmosphere and processes on various time and space scales.
  • Apply laws of thermodynamics to atmospheric processes.
  • Analyze the complexity of weather and climate impacts on industry and society as a whole.
  • Discuss Canadian wind and solar resources.
  • Apply criteria for weather and air quality station siting for different applications such as: industry, research, and global monitoring.
  • Apply principles of operation in the handling of instruments used for ground-based and elevated observations, remote sensing and data collection and processing.
  • Discuss how to use climate information in decision-making regarding air quality and climate change issues.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8294 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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