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Study climatology at a discount price.

  • Learn about the Weather, Global Warming, Meteorology and other aspects of Climate Science.

Climate is a cornerstone of Environmental Studies. This is something that everyone who works in environmental management should study; no matter what part of the industry they work in.

It is a fundamental area of knowledge that underpins everything else we do, from land management to waste management, and from farming to urban conservation.

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Climatology course - Special offer price and six free eBooks.

  • Study Climatology and Learn More about the fascinating world of the weather.
  • Learn about atmospheric conditions, which are generally caused by factors such as temperature, wind, air pressure and water vapour at any specific time.

 The atmosphere is made up of a mixture of moisture, temperature and gases which, in one way or another, control the conditions that are vital for the occurrence of life on earth. These conditions are always somewhat active, and are subject to change at every moment in time. The variations in the atmosphere along with the earth’s energy dynamics play a major role on what influences an everyday environmental behaviour. This, along with the movement of the earth and the suns radiation, produces continuous and aggregate conditions of climate and weather phenomena that affect, positively or negatively, life on earth.



A 100 hour course comprising 8 lessons.


1.Nature and Scope of Climatology

  • Introduction to climatology & meteorology
  • Understanding how climate and weather affects us
  • What makes up our weather?
  • How do we measure weather?


2.Weather Science Foundations

  • Solar Radiation
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Deposition
  • Humidity
  • Clouds


3.Circulation Patterns

  • Pressure Systems
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Pressure and Temperature
  • Latitudinal Circulation
  • Air masses
  • Wind
  • Trade Wind
  • The Beaufort Scale of Wind Speed
  • Frontal Systems
  • Oceanic circulation
  • Longitudinal Circulation
  • Southern Oscillation
  • Ocean Gyres


4.Climate Classifications & Patterns

  • Types of Climates
  • Arid/Desert
  • Subtropical
  • Tropical
  • Temperate
  • Mediterranean
  • Coastal
  • Factors Which Influence Climate
  • Latitude
  • Wind Direction
  • Topography
  • Altitude
  • Aspect
  • Geographical Location
  • Climates Classification Models
  • Koppen Climate Classification
  • Thornwaite Climatic Classification System
  • Bergeron Climatic Classification System
  • Spatial Synoptic Classification (SSC)
  • Other Global Classification Systems
  • Holdridge Life Zone System


5.Atmospheric Dynamics

  • Introduction to Atmosphere Composition
  • Purpose of the Atmosphere
  • Seasonal Variations
  • Vertical Structure of Atmosphere
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Processes and Other Events
  • Cloud Dynamics
  • Storms
  • Thunderstorms
  • Cyclones, Typhoons and Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • METAR Codes for Precipitation Processes
  • Aerosols and Climate Processes
  • Indirect Effects of Aerosols


6.Climate Changes

  • Factors that Cause or Influence Climate Change
  • Natural Causes
  • The Sun
  • Earth's Orbit
  • Earth's Axis
  • Oceanic Circulation
  • Oceanic Carbon Dioxide
  • Magnetic Field
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Volcanic Activities
  • Asteroids, Comets or Meteorite Impact
  • Manmade Causes or Anthropogenic Influences
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Agriculture
  • Deforestation
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Other Pollution
  • Different Types of Climate Change Events
  • Glaciation and Ice Loss
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Ocean Warming and Sea Levels
  • Permafrost
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect


7.Applications of Climate Science

  • Evolution of Methods and Techniques of Weather Forecasting
  • Early Methods & Simple Techniques
  • Modern Forecasting Approaches
  • Synoptic (Traditional) Forecasting
  • Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)
  • Statistical Methods
  • Long and Short Range Forecasting
  • Understanding Forecasting Models
  • Simple Models
  • Tropical Cyclone Forecast Model
  • General Circulation Model (GCM)
  • Regional Climate Modelling
  • Collection and Applications of Weather & Climate Data
  • Weather Mapping
  • Satellite
  • Radar
  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
  • Verification Methods
  • Methods of Standard Verification


8.Climatology Problem Based Learning Project

  • Management Processes
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Leading
  • Controlling
  • Business Plans - Preparing a Plan
  • Decision Making
  • What to Plan for
  • Risk
  • Risk Analysis
  • Ways to Manage Risk
  • Project Plan


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Meet some of our academics

Bob James (Environmental)Bob has a unique set of qualifications and experience having worked in applied biological and environmental sciences for more than 50 years. He holds a string of tertiary qualifications in animal, plant and environmental sciences; including a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. He has worked as a tutor with ACS since 1995. Bob has worked as a teacher, research scientist and consultant for both government and private enterprise undertaking jobs ranging from environmental surveys to waste disposal.
Dr Robert Browne (Environmental)Robert has an outstanding international reputation in Conservation, Environmental Management and Animal Science, having extensive experience across Europe, Australia, North America and central America. He has decades of experience working across subjects ranging from biodiversity and Wetland Ecology to Reptile Ecology and Animal Breeding. Zoologist, Environmental. He holds a B.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Tasmania and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle. In recent years he has worked with Ghent University in the Netherlands, Antwerp University in Belgium, Perth Zoo in Australia and on a major sustainability project in Belize. Robert is a widely published research scientist and a referee for more than a dozen internationally renowned scientific journals. Robert brings a very comprehensive a unique experience to the school and provides our students an opportunity to learn from one of the worlds leading environmental and wildlife scientists.
Barbara Seguel B.Sc. M.Sc.Agricultural science graduate, biologist, marine scientist, aquaculturist and educator. Barbara has worked on farms, in ecotourism, education and publishing. She is widely travelled, having been educated in both California and Chile; and having worked in Hawaii, Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia.
Maggi BrownMaggi is regarded as an expert in organic growing throughout the UK, having worked for two decades as Education Officer at the world renowned Henry Doubleday Research Association. She has been active in education, environmental management and horticulture across the UK for more than three decades. Some of Maggi's qualifications include RHS Cert. Hort. Cert. Ed. Member RHS Life Member Garden Organic (HDRA) .

Check out our eBooks

BirdsIdeal for Ornithology students or the budding bird enthusiast, this ebook offers an ideal foundation on birds. Learn to identify birds from around the world with over 130 colour photographs and 117 pages of fascinating bird facts.
Water GardeningThis book is designed to inspire and educate presenting you with a wide range of possibilities and at the same time, raising your awareness and understanding of how water can be used in any size garden to add interest, coolness and life.
Marine AnimalsWith colour photos splashed throughout, this Marine Animals e-book is designed to provide a guide for some of the more common animals found in marine ecosystems around the world. Learn about the creatures hidden by the other 70% of the earth's surface. Explore more...
Tropical LandscapingTropical Landscaping is a style that may be used more in tropical places, but can still be created in cooler climates. This book provides practical advice and inspiration over 8 chapters: “Garden Design”, “Components of a Tropical Garden”, “Building the Garden”, “Outdoor Living Areas”, “Pools, Ponds and Water Features”, “Lawns”. “Plants (to use), and “Caring for Plants”. 103 pages 69 colour photos