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Atmospheric Environmental Sciences


Numbering Code
  • U-AGR00 20003 LJ15
Term 2020/Second semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Year 2nd year students
Target Student Undergraduate
Language Japanese
Day/Period Fri.2
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Professor NAKAMURA KIMIHITO
Outline and Purpose of the Course Knowledge of the atmospheric environment is not only relevant to environmental problems such as global warming and air quality deterioration, but also necessary for considering countermeasures for agricultural and meteorological disasters such as cold damage and drought that have a significant impact on agriculture.
The concept of heat balance, which is the basis of global temperature formation, the atmospheric circulation that affects weather, and the meteorological disasters related to agriculture and their countermeasures will be described. In addition, a simple model for understanding the dynamics of atmospheric chemicals will be explained, and the basic concept of a method for modeling some phenomena will be learned.
Course Goals By understanding basic matters related to the atmosphere and meteorology, students acquire the ability to consider weather, greenhouse effect, extreme climate event, agricultural meteorological disasters, and dynamics of atmospheric chemicals.
Schedule and Contents Basically the lecture will be performed according to the following plan. However, there are cases where the order etc. is changed corresponding to the progression of the lecture.
1. Fundamentals of atmosphere
2. Global heat balance
3. Greenhouse effect and its modeling
4. Atmospheric flow and circulation
5. Formation of cloud and precipitation
6. Stability of atmosphere
7. Typhoons, fronts, local climate
8. Interactions of atmosphere and sea
9. Meteorological observations
10. Weather forecasting
11. Agricultural climate disasters and their countermeasures
12. Water management against agricultural climatic disasters
13. Dynamics of atmospheric chemicals
14. Modeling of atmospheric chemicals
15. Final examination / Learning achievement evaluation
16. Feedback: Set a period and accept and answer questions from students
Grading Policy [Evaluation method]
Final examination (60 marks) and submissions (40 marks).
[Evaluation criteria]
The evaluation criteria and policies are in accordance with the "Evaluation Criteria and Policies" described in the Student Handbook of the Faculty of Agriculture for the relevant year.
Prerequisites None
Preparation and Review It is necessary to understand the content of the explanation by reviewing the distributed handouts by yourself and introduced some textbooks.