Course detail

Climatology

FAST-BS051Acad. year: 2017/2018

Introduction, history of meteorology, basic meteorological quantities and their measurement. Measurement of selected meteorological quantities at our own Meteorological Station of Faculty of Civil Engineering BUT.
Processing and evaluation of measured data. Classification of climate. European climate, climate of the CZ. Climate change, global warming and air pollution.

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gains overview of main meteorological quantities,
basic knowledge of measurement and processing of selected meteorological data and basic knowledge of climatology.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, hydrology, geography

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Atmosphere of the Earth: composition, layers, attributes
2. Atmospheric pressure: units, normal pressure, attributes, measurement
3. Radiation: energy of radiation, Sun, radiation and absorption in atmosphere, Earth radiation, measurement
4. Temperature of the soil, water and the air: units, attributes, measurement
5. Humidity of the air: determination, units, distribution in the atmosphere
6. Evaporation and transpiration: definitions, evaporation from the soil, water and plants, measurement and calculation, values
7. Condensation of water vapor: condensation nucleus,level, condensation on soil surface, in low layers of the atmosphere
8. Precipitations: origin and classification, intensity, measurement and evaluation
9. Cloudiness: clouds, water volume, classification
10. Atmospheric air flow: origin, classification, circulation, measurement and evaluation
11. Basic pressure formations, weather
12. Climate of the Earth, European climate, climate of CZ
13. Climate change, global warming

Aims

Overview of main meteorological quantities
Basic knowledge of measurement and processing of selected meteorological data
Basic knowledge of climatology, aimed at climate of CR and climate changees.

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-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer