Weather and climate play an important role in human activities and history. In this course, we shall introduce to students the fundamentals of weather, climate and climate changes, to arouse their interests in the scientific and technological advancements.
The course will encompass topics on: basic physical principles on weather phenomena like: wind, temperature, humidity, cold/warm fronts, thunderstorms and tropical cyclones; introductory weather analysis, forecast and climate. Through real life examples, students will get familiarized with the weather/climate science and interpretation of meteorological information, climatology and climate change.
Experts from the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) will participate in the course to cover aspects on daily weather forecasts, public weather services, local severe weather phenomena, tropical cyclones, climatology of Hong Kong, and climate change. A tentative visit to the HKO to study the meteorological facilities and understand the operational activities on weather and climate might be arranged.
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
|Dr. Lee Kai-Ming (Phy Dept)||One week||Rm 415A, CYM Phys. Buld.|
Consultation Hour: Wed. 2-4pm
|Dr. Li Ping-wah (HKO)||Two weeks||2926 8463|
|Mr. Wong Wai-kin (HKO)||Three weeks||2926 8642|
|Dr. Lee Tsz-cheung (HKO)||Four weeks||2926 8360|
Tutors and Graders
Mr. Tang Gaomin, Rm 418, 2859 8976.
Mr. Yu Zhizhou, Rm 418, 2859 8976.
One 2-hour written examination (50%).
Assignment ( 4 assignments ) (25%).
Lecture Notes, Textbook and References
We have modified the lecture notes. Those from last year are, in general, outdated.
Lecture Six (Revised)
Lecture Seven (Revised)
Lecture Eight, Part I
Lecture Eight, Part II
Lecture Ten (Revised)
Frederick Lutgens and Edward Tarbuck: The Atmosphere (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010)