units

ATS3550

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Claudia Holgate

Notes

Previously coded GES3900

Synopsis

Unit focuses on the synoptic-scale weather processes and phenomena of importance in the southern African region. The fundamental intention is to develop an understanding of the major atmospheric processes that interact to produce the weather and climate that obtain in South Africa. The processes that are important in the generation of synoptic scale weather systems in the Southern Africa region will therefore be given detailed study. An understanding of tropical temperate weather systems and their development in the region will be the focus. Students are provided with an understanding of climate change and availability in the region and will also learn techniques of weather forecasting.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 40%
Examination: 40%
Practical/Field work: 20%

Contact hours

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of practicals per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Geography and environmental science (ARTS)