Course detail

Meteorology and climatology

FAST-GE56Acad. year: 2017/2018

Atmosphere, its charectiristics. Weather, climate and climate factors. Observation and measurement of basic effects. Time series in climatology, reduction of series,interpolation missing data. Processing of data. Weather forecast, synoptic map analysis, satellite meteorological systems. Mezoclimate, topoclimate and kryptoclimate. Influence of atmosphere on constructions. Climate maps and atlases.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will manage theoretical basics of weather and climate studies. They will achieve an overview about influence of atmospheric phenomenon and actions on human society activities and about historical and future changes of atmospheric features, contingent on natural and anthropogenic factors.


Elementary knowledge of geography and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SOBÍŠEK,Bořivoj a kol.: Meteorologický slovník výkladový a terminologický. Praha: Academia a MŽP, 1993. ISBN 80-85368-45-5. (CS)
VYSOUDIL,Miroslav: Meteorologie a klimatologie. Olomouc, UP, 2004. (CS)
KOPÁČEK,Jaroslav a BEDNÁŘ,Jan: Jak vzniká počasí. Praha: Karolinum, UK, 2005. ISBN 80-246-1002-7. (CS)
DVOŘÁK,Petr: Počasí takřka populárně. Cheb: Svět křídel,, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86808-57-4. (CS)
NĚMEC,Jan a KOPP,Jan: Vodstvo a podnebí v České republice. Praha: Consult, 2009. ISBN: 978-80-903482-7-0. (CS)
BARRY, Roger G., CHORLEY, Richard John: Atmosphere, Weather, Climate. London, New York: Routledge, 1998. ISBN 0-415-16020-0. (EN)
ROTH, Günter D.: Encyklopedie počasí. Praha: Euromedia Group - Knižní klub, 2000. ISBN 80-242-0228-X. (CS)
TOLASZ, Radim a kol.: Atlas podnebí Česka. Olomouc: UP, 2007. ISBN 978-80-244-1626-7. (CS)
KLAUS, Václav: Modrá, nikoli zelená planeta. Praha: Dokořán, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7363-152-9. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Atmosphere physics.
2. Description and measurement of effects.
3. Circulation of atmosphere.
4. Analisis of discrete climate quantities.
5. Analisis of continuou climate quantities.
6. Weather forecast processing methods.
7. Climate regionalization.
8. Influence of weather and climate on construction.
9. Global changes of climate.
10. Maps and atlases focussed on climatology.
11. Climate development in the past.
12. Weather and climate of the Czech republic.
13. Organization of meteorological services.


Improvement knowledge of meteorological and climatological effects, which can influence measuremets.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

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