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WEATHER AND CLIMATE - PGEOG 130 Spring 2008 Syllabus...

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PGEOG 130 - Spring 2008 Syllabus Weather and Climate Instructor: Frank Buonaiuto Email: [email protected] Phone (212) 650-3092 Office hours: Rm 1049 N Tue & Thu, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Lecture hours: Rm 0714 W Tue & Thu, 5:35 - 6:50 pm Ernesto Weather = state of the atmosphere at a given time and place Climate = generalization of weather (stereotyping) Mean Percentage of Sunshine for November NYC Climate •More than just ‘average weather’ •Extreme events & probability •Sum of all statistical weather information describing a place or region ‘Climate is what you expect, Weather is what you get’ Elements of WAC (Basic Measurable Properties) 1. Temperature of Air 2. Humidity of Air 3. Cloud Cover (type and amount) 4. Precipitation (type and amount) 5. Air Pressure 6. Wind Speed and Direction
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