Course Description

Course Name

Atmospheric Science

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

36 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: GEO1009F or equivalent, EGS2013F or SEA2004F (or SEA2002S or SEA2003F) or approved 2000-level Science course or any 1000-level Physics course.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the climate system, including the following topics: atmospheric energy balance; winds and circulations; clouds and cloud formation; thermodynamics; rainfall and weather systems in the tropics and midlatitudes; general circulation of the atmosphere; South African weather and climate; droughts and floods.

*Course content subject to change