Examines the effects of physical geography on the land-based portion of the hydrologic cycle at the Physical Geography Geography Department About the Program We focus on the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans and continents through our combined expertise in the subfields of climatology, hydrology and fluvial geomorphology.
Research in this area is strongly complemented by ties with the human-environment interaction and medical geography clusters within the department. This program combines the development of critical thinking with practical experience of real world data sets and modern methodologies in order to prepare students for positions in private sector firms, government agencies, and academic appointments at universities and colleges.
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Physical Geography Courses Introductory level GEO Introductory Physical Geography A study of the development and distribution of landforms, climates, minerals, soils and water resources.
GEO Extreme Weather Introduction to the science of weather what we get short term and climate what we expect long term and current scientific developments in such areas as extreme weather prediction, global climate change and improved forecasting of events. Emphasis on world regional climatology.
Secondary topics include applied climatology and climate change.
Includes discussion of precipitation, infiltration and runoff. Discusses physical and human aspects of flood warning, preparedness, response and recovery throughout the world. Includes discussion of environmental changes in rivers and human activities in drainage basins.
Description and explanation of spatial patterns of biodiversity, and underlying biophysical factors of human-environment interactions. Past and present distributions of organisms and how patterns of environmental variation influence the organisms.
Biogeography is useful for designing nature reserves, forecasting how climate change may affect organisms, and explaining human adaptations to environmental variability.
This class takes a mostly ecological approach to understanding biogeography. GEO Natural Hazards Multidisciplinary analysis of natural and man-induced environmental catastrophes. Their perception and institutional adjustments. GLY Coastal Morphology and Processes Bank erosion and exposed bank profile, Kissimmee River, Florida Examines the nature and variety of coastal processes and the origin and modification of environmental changes along coasts, including human activities in the coastal zone.
Forecasting current activity, researching past storms and analyzing storm structure, damage and future trends. They can influence temperature, rainfall, storm tracks and jet stream location and intensity.
Course examines how these patterns were discovered, how the index that characterizes the phase of each teleconnection is calculated and the weather associated with different phases. Learn where to obtain various types of data and how to analyze data to answer specific research questions.
Lightning and severe storm near St. Petersburg, Florida Setting up to measure storms associated with the summer seabreeze front, Florida. Suggest Documents.