Course: Field Climatology

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Course title Field Climatology
Course code KGG/TERKL
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
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
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Data gathering by use automatic/manual instruments. Data anylysis and interpretation, local climatic effects identification and their impacts in landscape, topoclimatic map construction.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Demonstration
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
To become acquainted with practical field methods of climatological research and contemporary instruments.
Analyse and interpret meteorological data acquired by field measurements.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

Elaboration of assigned individual tasks.
Recommended literature
  • Baily, W. G., Oke, T. R., Rouse, W. R. (eds.). (1997). The Surface Climate of Canada. McGill-Queens University Press.
  • Bonan, G. (2002). Ecological Climatology : Concepts and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Geiger, R., Aron, R. H., Todhunter, P. (2003). The Climate Near the Ground (6th Edition). Rowman and Littlefield Publisher.
  • Minár, J., Trizna, M. (eds.). (1999). Teoreticko-metodologické problémy geografie, príbuzných disciplín a ich aplikácie. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského.
  • Vysoudil, M. (2009). Klasifikace místních klimatických efektů. Bratislava: Geografický časopis SAV, 61 (3).
  • Vysoudil, M. (2008). Surface Atmosphere Layer Temperature Regime (Case Study of the Nature Park Bystřice River Valley, The Nízký Jeseník Highland, Czech Republic). Moravian Geographical Reports, vol. 16, no. 3.
  • Vysoudil, M. (2000). Topoklimatické mapování : od teorie k praxi. Bratislava: Geografický časopis SAV, 52 (2).

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