Course: Meteorology and Climatology

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Course title Meteorology and Climatology
Course code KGG/KLIML
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Course deals with following issues: meteorology and climatology as science and their importance in the study of geography; satellite meteorology and climatology; world meteorological organization; total climatic system; distance methods of meteorological measurement and observation; climatic categories; atmosphere (ozone in atmosphere, greenhouse effect); solar radiation in atmosphere and at active surface; temperature regime of atmosphere; function of water in atmosphere, air pressure, air flow as physical phenomenon, system of atmospheric circulation, air masses, fundamentals of synoptic meteorology and weather forecast, climate of the Earth and its development, topoclimate, climate of towns, climatic classifications, typology of synoptic situation, climatic oscillations and climatic changes, atmosphere as a component of environment - air conservation, climate and man, phenology; climatic information system, basic meteorological tools, processing of basic climatologic characteristics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of discipline is to give survey of principles, topics and problems of contemporary meteorology and climatology.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in meteorology and climatology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Climatological map with legenda
Recommended literature
  • Aguado, E., Burt, J. E. (2007). Understanding Weather and Climate. Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Barry, R. G., Chorley, R. (1998). Atmosphere, Weather, Climate. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Cracknell, A. P. (2001). Remote Sensing and Climate Change : The Role of Earth Observation. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer Verlag.
  • Dvořák, P. (2003). Ilustrovaný atlas počasí. Praha: Svět křídel.
  • Netopil, R. et al. (1984). Fyzická geografie I. Praha: SPN.
  • Prošek, P., Rein, F. (1982). Mikroklimatologie a mezní vrstva atmosféry. Praha: SPN.
  • Sobíšek, B. et al. (1993). Meteorologický slovník výkladový a terminologický. Praha: Academia a MŽP ČR.
  • Vysoudil, M. (2006). Meteorologie a klimatologie. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Biology and Ecology (2015) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter