Course: Planetary Geography

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Course title Planetary Geography
Course code KGG/PLG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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
Course is aimed at the following issues: fundamental knowledge of the universe, solar system and celestial mechanics, figure of the Earth and its consequences, weight of the Earth and its consequences, fundamentals of orientation on the Earth and in the sky (geographic and astronomic coordinates, atmospheric refraction and extinction, sky topography), time and calendar, movements of celestial bodies, rotation of the Earth and its consequences, movements of the Earth's axis, circulation of the Earth around the Sun and its consequences, tidal phenomena, seismic model of inner structure of the Earth, gravimetric and magnetic fields of the Earth.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 26 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 6 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students into the fundamentals of planetary geography.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in planetary geography.
Knowledge within the scope of secondary-school subjects of geography, mathematics and physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Student performance

Credit requirements: active participation in the tutorials, elaboration of assigned tasks and passing the final writen test. Examination requirements: Knowledge within the scope of lectures, tutorials and assigned literature.
Recommended literature
  • Burša, M. (2000). Země ve sluneční soustavě. Praha: Ministerstvo obrany - Generální štáb AČR, topografické oddělení.
  • Fowler, C. M. R. (2005). The solid earth: an introduction to global geophysics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kleczek, J., Sojka, P., Rükl, A., & Macháček, L. (2002). Velká encyklopedie vesmíru. Praha: Academia.
  • Konečný, M., Brázdil, R., & Gruntorád, J. (1988). Úvod do studia planety Země. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství.
  • Příhoda, P. et al. Hvězdářská ročenka. Praha: Hvězdárna a planetárium hl. m. Prahy v koedici s Astronomickým ústavem AV ČR.
  • Strahler, A. H., & Strahler, A. N. (2004). Lab manual for physical geography. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Thurman, H. V., Trujillo, A. P., & Petrusek, A. (2005). Oceánografie: [tajemný svět moří a oceánů]. Praha: Computer Press.

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