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Price: £340.00Course Code: BSC208 CLD
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Climate Science

Climate Science course online. The Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science and other various factors which cause weather conditions is what this online course is about.

Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in.  

 The earth's atmosphere is composed of a mixture of moisture, temperature and gases which, in one way or another, control the conditions that are vital for the occurrence of life on earth. These conditions are always somewhat active, and are subject to change at every moment in time. The variations in the atmosphere along with the earth’s energy dynamics play a major role on what influences an everyday environmental behaviour. This, along with the movement of the earth and the suns radiation, produces continuous and aggregate conditions of climate and weather phenomena that affect, positively or negatively, life on earth.

Lesson Structure:   Climate Science  BSB208
There are 8 lessons:

   1.  Nature and Scope of Climatology

  •         Introduction
  •         Understanding how climate and weather affects us
  •         What makes up weather?
  •         How do we measure weather?

  2.  Weather Science Foundations

  •         Solar Radiation
  •         Temperature
  •         Precipitation
  •         Deposition
  •         Humidity
  •         Clouds

3.    Circulation Patterns

  •         Pressure Systems
  •         Atmospheric Pressure
  •         Pressure and Temperature
  •         Latitudinal Circulation
  •         Air masses
  •         Wind
  •         Trade Wind
  •         The Beaufort Scale of Wind Speed
  •         Frontal Systems
  •         Oceanic circulation
  •         Longitutinal Circulation
  •         Southern Oscillation
  •         Ocean Gyres

   4.  Climate Classifications & Patterns

  •         Types of Climates
  •         Arid or Desert
  •         Subtropical
  •         Tropical
  •         Temperate
  •         Mediterranean
  •         Coastal
  •         Factors Which Influence Climate
  •         Latitude
  •         Wind Direction
  •         Topography
  •         Altitude
  •         Aspect
  •         Geographical Location
  •         Climates Classification Models
  •         Koppen Climate Classification
  •         Thornwaite Climatic Classification System
  •         Bergeron Climatic Classification System
  •         Spatial Synpotic Classification (SSC)
  •         Other Global Classification Systems
  •         Holdridge Life Zone System

 5.   Atmospheric Dynamics

  •         Introduction to Atmosphere Composition
  •         Purpose of the Atmosphere
  •         Seasonal Variations
  •         Vertical Structure of Atmosphere
  •         Precipitation
  •         Precipitation Processes and Other Events
  •         Cloud Dynamics
  •         Storms
  •         Thunderstorms
  •         Cyclones, Typhoons and Hurricanes
  •         Tornadoes
  •         METAR Codes for Precipitation Processes
  •         Aerosols and Climate Processes
  •         Indirect Effects of Aerosols

  6.   Climate Changes

  •         Factors that Cause or Influence Climate Change
  •         Natural Causes
  •         The Sun
  •         Earth's Orbit
  •         Earth's Axis
  •         Oceanic Circulation
  •         Oceanic Carbon Dioxide
  •         Magnetic Field
  •         Plate Tectonics
  •         Volcanic Activities
  •         Asteroids, Comets or Meteorite Impact
  •         Manmade Causes or Anthropogenic Influences
  •         Fossil Fuels
  •         Agriculture
  •         Deforestation
  •         Nitrous Oxide
  •         Other Pollution
  •         Different Types of Climate Change Events
  •         Glaciation and Ice Loss
  •         Flora and Fauna
  •         Ocean Warming and Sea Levels
  •         Permafrost
  •         Extreme Weather Events
  •         zone Depletion
  •         Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect

7.    Applications of Climate Science

  •         Evolution of Methods and Techniques of Weather Forecasting
  •         Early Methods & Simple Techniques
  •         Modern Forecasting Approaches
  •         Synoptic (Traditional) Forecasting
  •         Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
  •         Statistical Methods
  •         Long and Short Range Forecasting
  •         Understanding Forecasting Models
  •         Simple Models
  •         Tropical Cyclone Forecast Model
  •         General Circulation MOdel (GCM)
  •         Regional Climate Modelling
  •         Collection and Applications of Weather and Climate Data
  •         Weather Mapping
  •         Satellite
  •         Radar
  •         Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
  •         Verification Methods
  •         Methods of Standard Verification

   8.  Climatology Problem Based Learning Project

  •         Management Processes
  •         Planning
  •         Organising
  •         Leading
  •         Controlling
  •         Business Plans - Preparing a Plan
  •         Decision Making
  •         What to Plan for
  •         Risk
  •         Risk Analysis
  •         Ways to Manage Risk
  •         PROJECT PLAN

Please Note:  Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours100 hours
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeBSB208
Course PrerequisiteNone
Course QualificationLevel 4 Certificate in Climate Science
Exam Required?Finalised with exam/test
UK Course Credits10 Credits
US Course Credit Hours3 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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