ENS2000 Weather and Climate

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Mick Pope

Course Description:

This course examines the basic elements of the climate system: the role of the sun and earth’s orbit, constituents and properties of the atmosphere, how clouds and precipitation form, basic weather patterns, main features of the global circulation and oceans, key atmospheric cycles. A brief discussion of long term changes in climate and human influences.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In order to engage in mission in different parts of the world, students require an understanding of the factors that influence local climate. This course provides a basic undergraduate understanding of how the climate works.

Why This Course Is Important:

In order to engage in mission and live in different parts of the world, particular in the context of humanity’s disruption of the climate, students need a basic understanding of the science.