Introduction to Climatology

Introduction to Climatology
  • Define the terms climate and climatology and differentiate them from weather.
  • Describe the key drivers that determine climate regimes at the global-, synoptic-, and meso-scale levels.
  • Describe how climate zones are classified and how the classifications can be used to relate similar regimes.
  • Describe the general uses and limitations of climatological data. Identify climatologic data sources.