Course detail

Climatology

FAST-BS051Acad. year: 2018/2019

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

Basic knowledge of meteorology: main meteorological quantities, measurement and processing of selected meteorological data. Climatology focused on European climate, climate of the CR and climate change.

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites

Measurement and evaluation of selected meteorological quantities, such as precipitation. Climatic areas, data processing.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Oral lectures with Power Point presentations. Video documents on selected topics.
Seminars - measurement and evaluation of measured data, calculations, Power Point presentations on selected topics. On-line tests from selected topics.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For a successful finishing of the subject, student has to:
- be present in seminars,
- have presentations of selected topics,
- work on given tasks, measurement and evaluation of meteorological data
- pass a written exam and
- hand over his presentations.

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-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

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

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

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

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. History of Meteorological Station of Faculty of Civil Engineering, BUT. Meteorological devices. Presentation topics.
2. Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and its measuring stations.
Atmosphere of the Earth: layers - graph. Videodocument: Atmosphere of the Earth. Presentation of selected topics.
3. Composition of the atmosphere of the Earth. Air pollution. presentations of selected topics.
4. Measurement and evaluation of atmospheric pressure. Tasks, calculations. Climate Atlas of the CR.
5. Soil, water and air temperature, thermometers types, measurements evaluations (calculations, graphs).
6. Air humidity: measurement and evaluation (graphs).
7. Evaporation and transpiration: measurement and calculation methods. Presentation of selected topics.
8. Precipitations: measurement and evaluation. Snow. Presentation of selected topics..
9. Classification of clouds - tests on line. Atlas of clouds. Presentation of selected topics.
10. Air - evaluation of measured data. Measuring devices.
11. Meteorological observations.
12. Climadiagram. Climate change - videodocument.
13. Evaluation of winter seasons. Weather proverbs.