Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005

Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101  Spring 2005

Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005 Boston University Myneni Jan-19-05 Course Info (1 of 6) Professor: Ranga B. Myneni Office: Room 449 Stone Science Building (675 Commonwealth Avenue) Phone: 617-353-5742 e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday: 02:00-03:00 PM Thursday: 11:00-12:00 Noon Or by appointment Textbook: Strahler and Strahler, Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment, 3rd Edition Available at the BU Bookstore

Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005 Boston University Myneni Jan-19-05 Course Info (2 of 6) Three main topical areas (1) basic astronomical relationship between the Earth and the Sun, and how this relationship controls weather and climate systems (2) learn about the structure, properties, and functioning of the atmosphere emphasizing atmospheric circulation and weather phenomena (3) examine the nature of climate and the geographic variability of climates (globally), and discuss climate change At the end of the semester, you should have a basic understanding of how the atmosphere functions, what factors control day-to-day weather patterns, and the nature of climate change and global warming. Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005 Boston University Myneni

Jan-19-05 Course Info (3 of 6) Labs are in STO 453 Geography Department Classroom 675 Commonwealth Avenue Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005 Boston University Grading: Midterm 1: Midterm 2: Final: Lab Exercises: Quizzes: 15% 15% 30% 30% 10% Myneni

Jan-19-05 Course Info (4 of 6) The ten quizzes will be randomly given in class No more than one quiz per week (usually). Dates for the two midterms and the final are fixed Teaching Fellows: Karyn Nelson Libby Sommer e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday 12:30 1:30 PM Friday 02:30 3:30 PM e-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: - Tuesday 02:00 03:00 PM - Wednesday 01:00 02:00 PM

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Jan-19-05 Course Info (5 of 6) Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GG 101 Spring 2005 Boston University Myneni Jan-19-05 Course Info (6 of 6) Important Policies: Attendance in lectures and in labs is required Labs will be due one week after assignment Labs will be accepted up to one week late with a 50% penalty. All exams must be taken at the scheduled times Makeup exams will only be given with a doctor's note or a note from the Dean No Exceptions All aspects of College policy on academic conduct are described in the College Academic Code (handbooks are available in room CAS 105). All cases of suspected academic misconduct will be referred to the Deans office.

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