Instructor(s): Andy Suyker
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Cross-listings: PLAS 408, GEOG 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808
Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering.
Description: The physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces. Near surface regimes of temperature, humidity, wind, evapotranspiration and carbon dioxide exchange.
Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives
- Physical factors that create the biological environment.
- Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine.
- Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface.
- Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation.
- Applications to air pollution research.
- Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.