The Course


My Phiosophy in Teaching 
Applied Climatology is the scientific analysis of climatic data in the 
light of a useful application for an operational purpose. “Operational” is
interpreted as any specialised endeavour within such as industrial, 
manufacturing, agricultural, or technological pursuits (Landsberg and 
Jacobs, 1951). This is the general term for all such work and includes 
agricultural climatology, aviation climatology, bioclimatology,
industrial climatology, and others
     Applied climatology examines the effects of climate on physical, 
biological and cultural environments. Specialist contributors from 
Europe, North America and Australasia examine the impacts of 
changing climates on the functioning and development of physical, 
biological environments including glaciers, water resources, landforms, 
soils, vegetation and animals. For instance, weather and climate affect 
day-to-day activities and lifestyles from the clothes we wear to the 
buildings we design, and the food and energy we produce.
     
This course focuses on the relationship between climate and a wide range of human activities and esponses relating to health and comfort, building design, transport systems, agriculture and fisheries, tourism and social, industrial and legal issues. Climate-environment relationships and impacts on human activities are predicted to change dramatically if global warming accelerates at the rates currently proposed by scholars. Applied climatology has been the foundation upon which the world's weather-sensitive activities and infrastructure have been developed. Applications of climate data and information have likely contributed more to the development of most nations than any other function of the atmospheric sciences. The recent development of useful weather forecasts has been important, but these developments have not overshadowed a parallel recent progress in applied climatology. A variety of scientific and technological advances, coupled with a changing society, have led applied climatology into its golden era.
       Course Objectives
To achieve the stated aim above, this course sets to achieve certain specific objectives. Therefore, at the completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. · explain how climate change can affect us 
  2. · discuss the relationship between climate and human activities
  3. · describe the impacts of climate on human activitie
  4. list some environmental hazards, their causes, effects and how they can be mitigated




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Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Education (FEDU )
Department: Department of Geography (DGEO)
Course title: Applied Climatology
Course code: PLC8310
Language: Kurdish
Location: FEDU
Period: 2016-2017
Lecturer: Luqman Weso Omer
eMail:  Luqman.Omer@koyauniversity.org
Support: Office Hours 12-14 or by appointment
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Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.