Course Description: Applied concepts in climate and agricultural meteorology with emphasis on the climate-agriculture relationship, the microclimate-agriculture interaction, and crop risk management. Basic meteorological principles are also presented to support these applied concepts. Required course for the Master of Science in Agronomy degree program and Agronomy Graduate Certificate program.

Course Prerequisites: AGRON 181 or equivalent and MATH 140. Restricted to graduate students enrolled in MS Agronomy and Agronomy Graduate Certificate online degree program at ISU. Students from other departments must get permission.


For start of the course:

Dr. Raymond W. Arritt
3010 Agronomy Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1010
Tel: (515) 294-9870

For remainder of the course:

Dr. Erik Kabela
(contact information to appear)



Downloadable podcasts for the course


Please view the following video introduction to the course and Lesson 1.