National University of Sciences and Technology
Home | Back
GIS-847 Climatology
Campus SCEE (IGIS)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Climatology
Course Code GIS-847
Credit Hours 3 (3+0)
Pre-Requisutes Core Courses
Course Objectives This course provides an understanding about the study of climatology. This course examines the processes which underlie the behavior of the atmosphere close to the surface; specifically the transfer of heat, mass and momentum and how these modify the weather in short and climate in long terms.
Detail Content
  • Introduction to Climatology
  • Constituents and Structure of Atmosphere
  • Insolation
  • Air Temperature
  • Surface Pressure and Local Winds
  • Winds in Free Atmosphere
  • Moisture and Condensation Near Ground
  • Clouds and Precipitation
  • Air Masses and Fronts
  • Atmospheric Disturbances
  • Climatic Classification
  • Köppen's World Climate Types and Responses of Organisms
  • Climatic Change
  • Impacts of Climate on Human Activities
Text/Ref Books
  • John E. Oliver, John J. Hidore, (2001), Climatology: An Atmospheric Science (2nd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2 edition, ISBN: 0130922056
  • A. Henderson-Sellers, (1986), Contemporary Climatology, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0582300576
  • Kendal McGuffie, Ann Henderson-Sellers, (1997) A Climate Modelling Primer (Research & Developments in Climate & Climatology), John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0471955582
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr Salman Atif

PhD, Paris Diderot
Discipline: Geography and Natural Environment
Specialization: Geography and Natural Environment