Geography 102:  Weather and Climate

February 17 – April 3, 2020

Dr. Bruce Martin

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Welcome to Geography 102!  This week, please
  • You will have an online final exam April 7, 1 pm Pacific Time. This is set by the College. I can NOT make alternate arrangements. You need to make that time or you will get 0. Everyone will write at the same time. A study guide is here.

The exam is NOT open book.

The exam will be monitored by PROCTORIO – all activity will be recorded and reviewed. Any academic dishonesty will result in a 0 and an “F’ in the course. I will be checking. No appeals.

Remember you are studying in Catholic learning environment and are expected to behave by standards of Christian morality and ethics.


  • You must take a Proctorio exam on a desktop or full laptop computer (tablets or smartphones are not allowed) which has a working web camera and microphone.
  • You must use CHROME and download the Proctorio Chrome extension. Download it now.
  • You must also complete the exam in a private location with a good Internet connection.
  • Make arrangements NOW. No webcam/microphone, NO GRADE.
  • Please watch the Proctorio student Guide video as this will give you an idea of what to you will experience while being proctored online. If you experience any technical issues please use the Proctorio support site.
  • You will need to present your student ID or driver’s license . Smile for a picture, then take your exam!

You should have received an email with this information or it is on ARC for STUDENTS:

Be Laptop/Desktop Ready for Proctorio
What You Need to Be Ready for Final Exams   Hello Students, As instructors use and require Proctorio exam monitoring for your final exams, here is a comprehensive guide + checklist that will help you make sure you are ready for them.


  • Proctorio is a remote proctoring service that is used with some classes when you take quizzes and exams in Blackboard.
  • Proctorio may record your webcam, your screen, or other actions during the exam session and share that information with your instructor.


  • A regular computer (Windows/Mac computer or laptop)
  • A working webcam and microphone (internal or USB)
  • A reliable (high-speed) internet connection
  • Your student/government photo ID
  • The Google Chrome browser
  • The Proctorio Google Chrome extension
  • A quiet private location with a reliable internet connection.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure these requirements are met.


  • You need to use a regular computer (Windows/Mac computer or laptop). You cannot take the exams from mobile devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Android device, etc). You need a working webcam and microphone (depending on the options your instructor has selected).
  • You must use the Google Chrome web browser and the Proctorio Extension.
  • You need to install the Proctorio extension for Google Chrome. Installation takes less than 30 seconds. The exam that requires Proctorio will usually prompt you to install the extension if you need it.
  • You need to have a photo ID card available. Depending on the settings your instructor has used for the exam you may be asked to hold up your ID to document you are the test taker.
  • You need to be ready for room scans. Again, depending on the settings on your exam Proctorio may ask you to do a room scan; turning your web camera in a 360-degree pan to look at the room. Proctorio may ask more than once if the program hears noises: the application is trying to ensure there is nobody else in the room.

Using Proctorio is fairly simple. Proctorio walks you through the process as you’re taking the exam, so you do not need to refer to any instructions while you’re using Proctorio.


  • Proctorio will record the students’ identity via webcam and, depending upon the exam settings controlled by individual instructors, monitor your exam attempt in various ways. A multitude of privacy provisions have been established to ensure student privacy and FERPA compliance.
    • During the exam Proctorio may do the following:
      • Take screenshots of your desktop
      • Detect the number of computer monitors connected to your computer
      • Record your room via your webcam
      • Record your web traffic
    • This information will only be recorded if the professor has enabled it within the exam settings.
    • The information is stored with zero-knowledge encryption, which means the data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.
    • Once an exam is completed, Proctorio no longer has access to this information.
      • It is impossible for anyone at Proctorio or any of its affiliates to view exam recordings.
      • Exam recordings are only accessible to authorized users at Corpus Christi College & St. Mark’s College.
      • Proctorio has no file access of any kind. Proctorio cannot and will not access any of your personal files or documents.
      • Proctorio never stores academic information from any of its users.

We are here to help. Any Place. Any Time. ARC Online for Students
(Academic Resource Centre)

Each week you should get an announcement through UBC Canvas.  If you didn’t get it, make sure your announcements are activated.  Ask IT/the registrar for help.  It is also here

If you have any questions, get in touch with me right away!  Email works best …

Syllabus   Calendar

1-2 Solar Energy    3 Atmosphere    4 Energy Balance   

5 Temperature    6 Circulation    7 Water

 8 Weather    9 Water    10-11 Climate

Christianity and the Environment

A Selected Bibliography that may help you with your research is located here