This course will primarily provide students with basic knowledge and skills in statistics as applied to various fields of agriculture. Several methods of data analysis will be treated using portable scientific calculator as well as the computer (for lab exercises). Depending on studentsâ€™ interest and time availability, some special topics with relevance to specific fields may also be treated. Topics to be covered include review of biometrical concepts in agriculture; planning of experiment; analysis of variance; transformation of data; experimental designs such as completely randomized design, Latin square, missing values, multiple comparisons, nested designs, factorial experiments, split-plot and split-split-plot designs; analysis of data from qualitative variables; application of correlation and regression analyses in agricultural experiments.
This course is the basis of aeronautical meteorology and is designed primarily for students of meteorology and related disciplines. It gives the students insight into the physical and dynamic state of the atmosphere that aid or hamper aircraft operations. Weather elements like pressure, temperature, wind (direction and speed), wind shear, visibility, cloud ceiling, thunderstorm/lightning, turbulence (clear-air or in-cloud), etc. are studied to understand how their changes lead to favourable or unfavourable aircraft operations during take-off, ascent, cruising level, descent and landing. Lectures and assignments given to students during the course will enable them acquire this understanding and give forecasts/warnings and advisories to pilots for all stages of their flights.
This course follows the earlier one MET 304 (Synoptic Analysis and Current Weather I) and very much involves the analysis of weather elements to illustrate the synoptic feature that gives meaning the atmospheric flow pattern so that large scale atmospheric systems could be forecast. It is rooted in empirical approaches to weather analysis and forecasting. It is designed primarily for students of meteorology and related disciplines. It gives the students insight into the techniques of weather analysis and forecasting for aviation and other weather sensitive sectors of the national economy in aid of sustainable development. Lectures and assignments given to students during the course will enable them acquire this understanding and give forecasts/warnings and advisories to pilots, for efficient and effective operations.
This course is the first course in hydrometeorology designed primarily for students in Meteorology and departments that relates to water resources management, engineering design e.t.c.. The focus is to expose the students to this branch of meteorology and hydrology that seeks to study, analyze, predict and determine interactions that occur among some meteorological parameters such as rainfall, evaporation and temperature. Topics to be covered include, the hydrological cycle and major precipitation processes, conversion of rainfall measured at a point to area estimate; topographic influence. Evaporation processes; measurement and estimation of evaporation by Penmanâ€™s method, water balance; periods of surplus and deficit. Soil moisture, infiltration, soil moisture storage and measurement of flow in natural channels and with 2 structures. Factors affecting runoffs, storm runoff and the unit hydrograph. Effects of vegetation on water balance. River basin development in relation to river regimes. Droughts and its effects on ground water movement and table. Hydro meteorological practice and forecasting; present techniques and trends in the tropics.
This course is an application of Vector analysis to solve numerical problems in mechanics. It is designed to expose students to the use of vector theory as a tool to analyse and interpret numerical problems in both Dynamics and Statics. The knowledge of vector analysis of mechanical laws will also meet the requirement for proper understanding of other aspects of physics such as quantum mechanics and electromagnetic theory. Topics to be covered are dynamics- Newton laws, work-energy theory, conservative forces, Rigid-body dynamics, central force problems, and oscillatory motion.