Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703003012014CLIMATE TYPESCompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of the course is to give the students an introduction to classification methods in climate, with emphasis on classifications of air masses and fronts, and their applications in the atmospheric sciences, and to provide a basis to understand the genetic classification methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ecmel ERLAT
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to compare empirical, genetic and applied classification systems.
2Be able to analyze key climate data to determine the Strahler climate classification for a region.
3Be able to explain and describe the characteristics of global climates and locate them on a world map.
4Be able to analyze relationship between climate types and physical and human geography
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basis of classification of climate according to air masses and fronts. Genetic climate classification of Strahler
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course
2Identification of the essential climate classification (empirical, genetic and applied classification systems)
3Methods in genetic climate classification
4Low latitudes climates
5Humid equatorial climates , Trade wind littoral climate, Tropical desert and steppe climates
6West-coast desert climate and Tropicak wet-dry climate
7Middle latitude climates
8Midterm (Visa)
9Humid subtropical climate
10Marine west coast climate
11Mediterranean climate
12Mid latitude desert and steppe climate, Humid continental climate
13High latitude climates
14Continental and marine subarctic climates
15Tundra and ıce cap climates
16Final
Recommended or Required Reading
Barry R.G. and Chorley R. J. (1998) Atmosphere, Weather and Climate (7th edn), Routledge, London (409 pp.). Erlat E. 2014. Dünya İklimler. Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 186, İzmir. Erol O. (1999) Genel Klimatoloji (Genişletilmiş 5. Basım). Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul (399 s.). Oliver J. E. and Wilson L. (1987). Climatic classification. In J. E. Oliver and R. W. Fairbridge (eds) The Encyclopedia of Climatology, Van Nostrand Rienhold, New York, 231-6.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study16232
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2  3     34   
LO3  3      4   
LO4  3      4   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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