Economic significance and importance of weather. Radiation and surface energy balance: earth's atmosphere; atmospheric energy; atmospheric moisture and precipitation; atmospheric motion. Soil and its heat balance. Topoclimate and mesoclimate, representative observation, and their dependence on topography. Agrometeorology management at microscale and toposcale.
Global climatic change and variability and its effect on agriculture: weather hazards affecting agricultural output. Weather patterns over Mauritius. Use of weather data in agriculture. Basic instrumentation in agro-meteorology. Seminar-based learning. Problem-solving and case studies on climate change mitigation and adaptation