The Climate System
Spring 2013 - GEOG 530/430
MW 10:00-10:50 (Harvill 232), Lab W 11:00-11:50 (Harvill 401)
Text: Rohli and Vega, Climatology 2nd Ed.

Lab Write-Ups are due 5pm Monday follow that week's lab.
Email to me (conniew1@email.arizona.edu)


Schedule of Topics, Reading and Lab Assignments
WEEK TOPIC READING & LAB
ASSIGNMENTS
LAB
DUE DATE
NEWS ARTICLE PRESENTERS
1 INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATOLOGY Chapter 1 
Jan 9 Class introduction and lecture
Jan 9 SAL Orientation   
2  THE ATMOSPHERE Chapter 2
Jan 14 lecture

Jan 16 lecture
Jan 16 Lab 1, Climate Data Undergrad Lab 1
Grad Lab 1
Jan 28
3 CONTROLS ON CLIMATE Chapter 3
Jan 21 No CLASS - MLK Day
Jan 23 lecture
 
Jan 23 Lab 2, Controls on Climate Undergrad Lab 2
Grad Lab 2
Jan 28
4 EFFECTS ON THE CLIMATE SYSTEM Chapter 4
Jan 28 lecture

Jan 30 lecture

 
Jan 30 Labs 1 and 2 Discussion, Part A and  Part B



5 ENERGY, MATTER, MOMENTUM EXCHANGES I Chapter 5
Feb 4 lecture


Feb 6  lecture
Project teams/topics due today


Feb 6 Lab 3, Earth's Radiation Budget
Undergrad Lab 3
Grad Lab 3
Feb 11

6 ENERGY, MATTER, MOMENTUM EXCHANGES II Chapter 5
Feb 11 lecture

Feb 13 lecture


Feb 13 Lab 3 Discussion


7 HYDRO CYCLE, WATER BALANCE Chapter 6
Feb 18 lecture
Feb 20 lecture
Project contracts due today


Feb 20 Lab 4 Surface Energy/Water Balance Undergrad Lab 4
Grad Lab 4
Feb 25
8 REVIEW and EXAM
Feb 25 Mid-Term Review


Feb 27 Mid-Term Exam
Feb 27 Lab 4 Discussion - CANCELLED
9 GENERAL CIRCULATION, SECONDARY CIRCULATION Chapter 7
Mar 4 lecture
Mar 6 lecture

Mar 6 Lab 5, Jet Stream Lab 5 Mar 18
10 SPRING BREAK
no class
no class
no lab
11 CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION
Chapter 8
Mar 18 lecture
Mar 20 lecture

Mar 20 Lab 5 results
Lab 6 Climate Classification
Undergrad Lab 6
Grad Lab 6
Mar 25
12 EXTRATROPICAL CLIMATES
Chapter 9
Mar 25 lecture

Mar 27 lecture
Lab 6 classifications


Mar 27 Student presentations: Great Lakes, Gulf Stream/Nor'easters, Tornadoes
13 TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL CLIMATES
Chapter 10
Apr 1 lecture
Apr 3 Student presentations: Monsoon, Australia

Apr 3  National Weather Service Tour
DIRECTIONS
2 paragraph write-up Apr 8
14 POLAR CLIMATES Chaps 9, 10
Apr 8 lecture - subtropical deserts
Apr 10 lecture - polar climates, Antarctica
Apr 10 Student presentations:  Arctic, Andes, Himalayas

15 CLIMATE VARIABILITY  Chapter 11
Apr 15 lecture

Apr 17 lecture
*Class and lecture are at the Tree-Ring Lab today


Project papers due today - 5pm


Apr 17 Tree-Ring Lab Tour
2 paragraph write-up Apr 22

16 CLIMATE CHANGE Chapter 12
Apr 22 lecture
Apr 24 lecture

Apr 24 Lab 7 Air Pollution,Climate Change Undergrad Lab 7
Grad Lab 7
Apr 29
17 CLIMATE IMPACTS AND FUTURE Chaps. 14, 15
Apr 29 lecture
May 1 Final Review

May 1 Lab presentations/demos - Graduate students
May 3 FINAL EXAM, 10:30-12:30