Minor in Environmental Sciences (Agriculture) - Air, Climate and Climate Change (A) ENVA 4006   Air, Climate and Climate Change (A)
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines the composition of our atmosphere, how it functions to create weather and climate, and its role in agricultural production. A fundamental understanding of chemistry and physics of atmospheric processes will provide the basis for an examination of micro-, regional- and global-scale meteorological processes. The expression of these meteorological processes will be examined over time and space as a means of examining climate and climate change. The role of weather and climate in agricultural production will be discussed. The global debate surrounding anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and climate change will be considered from scientific, social and political perspectives. Agricultural adaptation to climate change, both regionally and globally, will be considered. The laboratory portion of the class will examine the tools for measuring the composition of the atmosphere, the physical state of the atmosphere, the transfer of heat and mass to and within the atmosphere, and the use of weather and climate data in agricultural decision-making.
NOTES: Fall semester
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Lab

LAB HOURS PER WEEK: 3
PREREQUISITES: ENVA 2000