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week Lecture Topics Reading Discussion Topics (LAB) 1-2 Introduction to tropical climates, Radiation and conditions in the low latitudes Introduction, Chapter 3 Week 1 – No lab 2-3 Tropical temperatures and General circulation Chap 4 and 5 Tropical temperatures and General circulation 3-4 Non-seasonal variations (Madden-Julian Oscillation, Walker circulation, El Niño – Southern Oscillation) Chap 6 Non-seasonal variations 4 Hurricanes (tropical disturbances) Chap 8 Hurricanes (tropical disturbances) 5 Midterm Review - midterm
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Unformatted text preview: 6 Seasonal Variations: Monsoons Chap 7 Seasonal Variations: Monsoon 7 Water in the tropical atmosphere Chap 9 Water in the tropical atmosphere 8-9 Climate change in the tropics Chap 13 Climate change in the tropics 10 Finals Review and finals Grading: MIDTERM: questions to be worked at home. FINALS: multiple choice. CLASSROOM: PRESENCE, SEMINAR. Homework 30% Class work: 10% (minimum 85% presence) Midterm 30% Finals 30 % Bibliography Glenn McGregor, Simon Nieuwolt: Tropical Climatology, 2 nd Edition...
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