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GEOG345: Introduction to Climatology Overview of the course objectives and syllabus Aug 31 2006
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http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ 12/20/2002 3/25/2003
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Your instructor 2/1 Ivan Csiszar (Chee-sar) Background B.Sc. In Meteorology Thesis topic: how can we measure the vertical temperature profile in the atmosphere from satellites Ph.D. in Geography / Earth Sciences (Atmospheric Sciences) Ph.D. topic: measurement of cloud droplet size from satellites – how well can we do it if the droplets are not distributed evenly both at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary taught Dynamic Meteorology (~400 level)
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Your instructor Previous work experience Hungarian Meteorological Service Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Palaiseau, France (near Paris) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Camps Springs, MD Current position Associate Research Scientist at UMD Geography • group of Prof. Chris Justice (acting chair this semester) • taught lectures within – GEOG201 (Physical Geography) – GEOG718A (Fires and Climate) – GEOG778E (Terrestrial Remote Sensing) • principal investigator and co-investigator of 5 NASA projects satellite-based fire detection and monitoring role of fires in the climate system
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Teaching assistant and guest lecturer Teaching assistant Angira Baruah E-mail: angira@umd.edu Guest lecturer Pablo Paiewonsky lecture(s) during the instructor’s absence Oct 3: Precipitation other lectures TBD possibly another guest lecturer TBD
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Housekeeping Office: 1121 LeFrak Hall Tel: 301-405-8696 E-mail: icsiszar@hermes.geog.umd.edu Please e-mail whenever possible I will respond it helps keeping track of communication
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Scope and objectives Geographic aspects of climate Fundamental processes Atmosphere and its interaction with other components of the climate system Once we understand these, we will explore and explain climatic patters in space and time Interaction between humans and climate Climate change
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Textbook Ahrens, C. Donald, Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
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