Course: Air Conservation

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Course title Air Conservation
Course code KGG/OCH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Students will be acquainted with solid set of knowledge in these issues: basic characteristic of the Earth's atmosphere, air pollution and its sources, meteorological conditions and their influence on spatial distribution of pollutants, atmospheric chemistry in connection to pollutants, influence of polluted atmosphere on health condition of the population and on ecosystems, monitoring of air quality in the CR, legal protection of atmosphere, air quality in the CR, international aspects of air conservation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is aimed at the fundamentals of air conservation with emphasis on its geographic aspects.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in air conservation.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • & Boubel, R. W. (1994). Fundamentals of air pollution. San Diego, Calif: Elsevier Academic Press.
  • & Kurfürst, J. (2008). Kompendium ochrany kvality ovzduší. Chrudim: Vodní zdroje Ekomonitor.
  • Ochrana ovzduší. Praha: Občanské sdružení Ochrana kvality ovzduší (vychází šestkrát ročně).
  • Bednář, J., & Zikmunda, O. (1985). Fyzika mezní vrstvy atmosféry. Praha: Academia.
  • Braniš, M., & Hůnová, I. (2009). Atmosféra a klima: aktuální otázky ochrany ovzduší. V Praze: Karolinum.
  • Davis, D. (2002). When Smoke Ran Like Water : Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution. New York (NY, USA): Basic Books, Perseus Books Group.
  • Griffin, R. D. (2007). Principles of air quality management. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC Press.
  • Harrop, D. O. (2002). Air quality assessment and management: a practical guide. London: Spon Press.
  • Hůnová, I., & Janoušková, S. (2004). Úvod do problematiky znečištění venkovního ovzduší. Praha: Karolinum.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geography (1) Geography courses - Summer
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2015) Geology courses - Summer