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EV 194
Weather for Viticulturists


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Outlines basic principles of weather and specifically the seasonal patterns that affect the Pacific Northwest. Various seasonal weather hazards to viticulture will be examined with respect to their origin along with the steps grape growers can take to mitigate such events: frost, hail, drought, excessive heat, winter cold injury and untimely rain, among others. Various mid- and long-range models offered by the National Weather Service and other meteorological entities that may assist the grape grower in making timely vineyard operations decisions will also be studied.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret various weather scenarios.
  • Analyze the parameters involved to distinguish the attendant viticultural implications.
  • Evaluate the risk level and synthesize a plan of action to mitigate potential deleterious effects.

  • Course Topics
  • Seasonal weather patterns of North America and Pacific Northwest
  • Weather events that impact successful viticulture: cold, heat, wind, rain, drought, hail, frost, etc.
  • The genesis of and effective strategies for dealing with the weather events in the field.
  • Forecast models for weather prediction: what they are and what can they do for viticulturists.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EV 194
    Winter 2014
    0334
    Jeffrey Popick
    EV 194
    Winter 2012
    0334
    Jeffrey Popick


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.