Atmospheric Science

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Atmospheric Science

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Climatology/Meteorology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: GEO1009F or equivalent, EGS2013F or SEA2004F (or SEA2002S or SEA2003F) or approved 2000-level Science course or any 1000-level Physics course.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    36
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    9
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the climate system, including the following topics: atmospheric energy balance; winds and circulations; clouds and cloud formation; thermodynamics; rainfall and weather systems in the tropics and midlatitudes; general circulation of the atmosphere; South African weather and climate; droughts and floods.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.