Course: Physical Geography 1

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Course title Physical Geography 1
Course code KGI/FYGE1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Svobodová Jana, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Pászto Vít, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1 Introduction 2 Research methods in physic geography 3 Meteorology and climatology - definitions, classification, meteorological services and organizations 4 Meteorology and climatology - meteorological phenomenons, methods of measuring 5 Meteorology and climatology - circulation 6 Meteorology and climatology - topoclime 7 Meteorology and climatology - global climate system, climate changes 8 Meteorology and climatology - air conservation 9 Hydrology - definitions, classification, services and organizations 10 Hydrology - surface water, hydrometry, hydrography, limnology 11 Hydrology - underground water

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes

Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work

Student has to prove the knowledge of the subject topics.
Recommended literature
  • Barry, R. G., Chorley, R. (1998). Atmosphere, Weather, Climate. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Bednář, J. (2003). Meteorologie. Praha: Portál.
  • Bonan, G. (2002). Ecological Climatology : Concepts and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Brázdil, R., Štekl, J. (1986). Cirkulační procesy a atmosférické srážky v ČSSR. UJEP Brno.
  • Gabler, R. E., Petersen, J. F., Trepasso, L. M. (2007). Essentials of Physical Geography. Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  • Herber, V., Suda, J. Cvičení z fyzické geografie I. Hydrologie. Plzeň: Západočeská Univerzita.
  • Herber, V., Suda, J. (2001). Cvičení z fyzické geografie I. Hydrologie. Plzeň: Západočeská Univerzita.
  • India, M. B., Bonillo, D. L. eds. (2001). Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change. Springer. Berlin.
  • Julien, P. Y. (2002). River Mechanics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Netopil, R. et al. (1984). Fyzická geografie I. . Praha: SPN.
  • Řehánek, T., Kříž, V. (2002). Cvičení z hydrologie. Ostrava: PřF OU.
  • 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 Geoinformatics and Geography (1) Geography courses 2 Summer