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Course Description: This course examines the composition of our atmosphere and how it functions to create weather and climate. A fundamental understanding of chemistry and physics of atmospheric processes will provide the basis for an examination of micro, regional and global scale meteorological processes The expression of these meteorological processes will be examined over time and space as a means of examining climate and climate change. The global debate surrounding anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and climate change will be considered from scientific, social and political perspectives. The laboratory portion of the class will examine the tools for measuring the composition of the atmosphere, the physical state of the atmosphere and the transfers of heat and mass to and within the atmosphere. Learning Outcomes: The objective of this course is to understand the role of the atmosphere in defining our environment including our impacts on the atmosphere and the atmosphere’s impacts on agriculture. By the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Describe and discuss the components of earth's atmosphere and their role is supporting life and creating weather and climate. 2. Define air quality and the compounds found in the atmosphere that influences air quality. 3. Distinguish between weather and climate and the regional and global scale processes that measure and compare these terms with reference to ‘climate change’ 4, Analyze each of the following elements of the climate change issu a. the role of anthropogenic greenhouse gas production in the driving global warming and climate change; b. the potential impacts of climate change on the earth's ecosystems; and c. the political and social ramifications of climate change issue. 5. Demonstrate proficiency in the analytical and computational tools used to measure and describe atmospheric and meteorological processes. 6. Develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for agriculture in Atlantic Canada Screenshot