ATOC 184 Lecture 1_9 Jan 2012

ATOC 184 Lecture 1_9 Jan 2012 - Instructor: John Gyakum...

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Instructor: John Gyakum
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Course Objectives To examine the most severe type of weather that we  experience Purpose is to: Convey the various meteorological concepts in a  visual and practical manner Provide a comprehensive background in basic  meteorology 2
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The Importance of the Atmosphere We are affected by our atmosphere all the time Many natural disasters are linked with the atmosphere There is concern that our climate is changing We need it…  it contains oxygen and carbon dioxide for life  sustaining processes supplies water shields life from harmful ultraviolet radiation 3
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What does weather effect? Growing food (and roll on effects on world markets) Forestry Shipping/fishing Flight/space craft landing and take off Disasters Possible flow on effect to oil prices Sporting/recreation events Pollution Wildlife What you wear Traffic 4
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Instructor John Gyakum Burnside Hall 944 E-mail: john.gyakum@mcgill.ca Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays right  after the lecture drop by or email for an appointment 5
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All of us have a different perspective on the weather, we
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course ATOC 184 taught by Professor Gyakum during the Winter '12 term at McGill.

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ATOC 184 Lecture 1_9 Jan 2012 - Instructor: John Gyakum...

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