Area of Study
Atmospheric Science, Geography
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
OverviewMajor advances have been made in the past few decades in the understanding both of the nature and significance of atmospheric processes and the manner in which regional variations in climate can be understood in terms of the balance between such processes. During the past decade a growing awareness of the climatic dimension to many pressing problems such as food supply, population growth, resource depletion and environmental pollution has also become widespread, as have concerns regarding the impacts of imminent climatic changes associated with anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere. This module examines the main controls on climate at a number of different spatial and temporal scales.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.