GEO 7203 CLIMATOLOGY AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Course Description: The course focuses on weather data analysis and crop weather models, use of climate in land use practice and planning, pollution of the environment, weather and weather forecasting, climate and health of both flora and fauna in developing planning. Climatic agriculture are issues to be explored. Aim of the course: The course is intended to introduce to students to advanced methods of weather analysis interpretation and application of weather. Learning out comes: The students through weather reading and recording, will internalize the elements of weather Students through use of models will do a critical analysis of weather in relation to human activities They will study the effect of climatic changes on the earth inhabitants. They will develop teamwork, analytical skills and interpretation of statistical data. Methods/Procedure Lectures, demonstration, fieldwork and lectures Evaluation Course work 40% Examinations 60%(3hr examination) Pass mark 60% Course Content/Outline Weeks Topic Content 1–3 Weather and climate 4–5 Climate and Environmental characteristics 6–7 Weather and weather forecasting 8–9 Climate and agriculture 10 - 11 Climate and Health 12 - 13 Pollution of the environment 14 - 15 Influence of climate to inhabitants Examinations 16 - 17 Gender and Climate References Barry,R.G. and Chorley,R.J. (1976) Atmosphere, weather and Climate. London and New York. Methuen Basalirwa C.P.K. Regional Climate of the Upper Nile Basin and its Impacts on Available Water Resources. A paper presented at the Nile 2002 Conference, 24-29 Febuary, 1996, Kampal Uganda. Directorate of Water Development, Kampala EAMD; Climatic Seasons of East Africa” East African Meteorological Department, Report. No.* Mwebesa .M. Basic Meteorology Ojo Etal Man’s Physical Environment Methods. Rowntree .L. M. Price .M. Wycliff W. (2000) Diversity Amid Globalization New Jersey Printice Hall. Marshidi .N. P (1995) Services and Space Singapore Longman Knox. P. Pinch .S. (2000) Urban social Geography Herlow Pearson Prentice Hall. Schry .F. (1999) Governing in Europe Oxford, Oxford University Press. Dijkink A and Knippenberg .H. (2001) The Territorial Faclar Amsterdam Vossiuspers. O’conerp. Renting H, German M, Kinsella, J (eds) (2006) Driving Rural Development Policy and Practice in Seven European countries. Assen Royal van Gorcum. Mustard S, Salet W (eds) 2003) Amsterdam Human Capital Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press. UNDP (2001) Human Development Report 2001 New York Oxford University Press. Taylor P and Flint C. (2000) Political Geography London, Pearson Prentice Hall. Clarke P, Creng .P. and Goodwin .M. (eds) (2005) Introducing Human geographies. London Hodder Arnold. Bosveld W. (1966) The Ageing of Fertility in Europe Amsterdam PDO1) Publishers. Jaquette J.S. and Summerfield .G. (eds) 2006. Women Gender Equity in Development. Theory and Practice. London Duke University Press.