Z8076 Methods in physical geography 2

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Petr Dobrovolný, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Púčik, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Petr Dobrovolný, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Wed 9:00–9:50 Z2,01032
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z8076/01: Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Thu 12:00–13:50 Z7,02017a, P. Dobrovolný, K. Láska, T. Púčik
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal is to improve the knowledge of the methods applied in research • for subdisciplines of climatology, meteorology and hydrology, and possibly added some missing knowledge for students. Topics are presented in a lecture and follow-up exercises are focused on practical data processing, comparison of the basic procedures reported in the literature and used in practice, as well as a critical evaluation of the various procedures. The exercises have to explaine to students the process and all details of subsequently presented methods. They have to applied them by them selfs.
Syllabus
  • Lectures and seminars will be focused on basic methods used in the below-mentioned disciplines and sections.
  • Part of meteorology:
  • 1) Methods and instruments used in atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) studies - basic knowledge of dynamic meteorology and climatology - definition and delimitation of ABL - suitable instruments and sensors for data collection (balloons, dropsondes, UAV, ceilometer) - example of air temperature and surface wind modelling
  • 2) Methods and instruments used in local climate studies - definitions, climatic classifications, fieldwork plan - guidelines for the selection and installation of automatic weather station - suitable instruments and sensors - data collection and quality control - examples of temperature inversions, spatial analysis and map creation
  • 3) Methods and instruments used in microclimate studies - definitions, radiation and energy balance monitoring, influence of ground surface - fieldwork strategy, guidelines for the site selection - gradient and Bowen ratio methods, eddy covariance - examples of microclimate data processing and modelling
Literature
  • FOKEN, Thomas. Micrometeorology. Translated by C. J. Nappo. Berlin: Springer, 2008. xix, 306. ISBN 9783540746652. info
  • BROCK, Fred V. and Scott J. RICHARDSON. Meteorological measurement systems. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. xi, 290. ISBN 0195134516. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion/debate, projects, professional methodology.
Assessment methods
During the course students are to elaborate seminar works, that are evaluated separately. Type of exam - written. The final mark takes in account also the evaluation of seminar works.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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