L01-Class-Overview

L01-Class-Overview - Natural Environments: The Atmosphere...

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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 – Spring 2011 Boston University Professor: Ranga B. Myneni Office: Room 449 Stone Science Building (675 Commonwealth Avenue) Phone: 617-353-5742 e-mail: ranga.myneni@gmail.com Cell: 617-470-7065 Office Hours: Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday: 02:00-03:00 PM Thursday: 11:00-12:00 Noon Or by appointment Textbook: Strahler and Strahler, Physical Geography: 3rd Edition Available at the BU Bookstore The textbook is a special abridged version for GE101 BU. Myneni Jan-19-11 Course Info (1 of 9)
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 – Spring 2011 Boston University Myneni Jan-19-11 Course Info (2 of 9) Three main topical areas (1) basic astronomical relationship between the Earth and the Sun , and how this relationship controls weather and climate systems (2) structure, properties, and functioning of the atmosphere with emphasis on atmospheric circulation and weather phenomena (3) examine the nature of climate and the geographic variability of climates (globally), and discuss climate change At the end of the semester, you should have a basic understanding of how the atmosphere functions, what factors control day-to-day weather patterns, and the nature of climate change and global warming.
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Labs are in STO 453 Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 – Spring 2011 Boston University Myneni Jan-19-11 Course Info (3 of 9) Geography Department Classroom 675 Commonwealth Avenue No Lab in Week 01 No Lecture on Jan 21 QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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