AS 211: Climatology

Course Number and Title: AS 211 (Climatology)
Date Revised:
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: AS 201, AS 230

Course Description:
A course on the physical basis of climate. Topics include global, regional, and urban climates; principles of climate modeling; and applications of climatology to environmental studies.

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