University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: GEO1009F or equivalent, EGS2013F or SEA2004F (or SEA2002S or SEA2003F) or approved 2000-level Science course or any 1000-level Physics course.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units36
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the climate system, including the following topics: atmospheric energy balance; winds and circulations; clouds and cloud formation; thermodynamics; rainfall and weather systems in the tropics and midlatitudes; general circulation of the atmosphere; South African weather and climate; droughts and floods.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.