Aug 09, 2022  
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2021-2022

GEOG 210: Earth’s Climate

5 Cr
Quarters: O
Earth’s Climate is an introduction to climatology course. It explores the origin, composition, and structure of Earth’s atmosphere and the physical processes that control the atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Topics include the nature and effects of solar radiation, wind, cloud development, precipitation, the seasons, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, ocean currents and productivity, El Nino and La Nina, glaciation, and anthropogenic impacts on climate. Emphasis will be given to the study of Earth’s climate history.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL& 101  and eligibility for MATH& 146  + MATH 046 
Distribution for DTA: Natural Sciences-Lab