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This course provides a field and practical based approach to understanding contemporary mountain climates. Investigating how mountains modify weather systems and impact the local climate is essential in forecasting how New Zealand will be impacted by climate change. The course is centered on lectures and a residential field trip to the Cass Basin, Arthurs Pass. The learning is mostly project oriented and includes the development of a project from the initial idea, through the development of the skills and techniques required to conduct the fieldwork and produce a written project report. Assessment is based on a combination of assessed practicals and the field work research project report.
This course provides a field and practical based approach to investigating processes that control the climate system in mountainous landscapes. It is centred on a residential field trip to the Cass Basin Arthurs Pass. The learning is project oriented and includes the development of a project from the initial idea, through the development of the skills and techniques required to conduct the fieldwork and produce the written project report. Assessment is based on a combination of assessed practicals and the field work research project report.
Familiarity with, and competence in, a range of field techniques used in collection and analysis of climatological data;Familiarity with, and basic competency in, the use of spreadsheet and related software for data analysis, including introductory statistical work, bivariate analysis, and time series analysis;Ability to conduct a climatological field research project, to analyse data collected during the research, and to communicate it effectively in the form of a presentation and a written research report.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
GEOG106 or ENVR101 or 15 points from CHEM, PHYS, GEOL, BIOL, ASTR, MATH at 100-level
Students must attend one activity from each section.
• 24 hours of lectures• 3 2-hour tutorials• 4 day residential fieldtrip (Cass Field Station) dates to be confirmed but the 4-day fieldtrip will be between April 11 to 17 inclusive
Prerequisites: 15 points from GEOG105 or ENVR101
Domestic fee $942.00
International fee $4,988.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment