ZD111 Global climate and applied hydrology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation
Extent and Intensity
4/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. (lecturer)
RNDr. Miroslav Kolář, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Pavel Prošek, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Subject is directed for students of the PhD study programme Geography - Physical Geography.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject extends basic knowledge from climatology and hydrology obtained from MSc. study in the physical geography for the new actual scientific knowledge. It concerns, on the one hand, study of basic aspects of the global climate and its changes, on the other hand, selected problems of applied hydrology.
  • Global Climate: 1. Multi-dimensional methods of statistical analysis of climatological series. 2. Instrumental, historical and paleoclimatological data. 3. Climatic system, basic climate-forming factors, hypothesis of climatic change. 4. Climate modelling. 5. Climatic scenarios and methods of their construction. 6. Impacts of possible climatic change. 7. Energetical basis of climatic system, mechanisms of energy exchange and their temporal-spatial changes. 8. Global atmospheric circulation - basic models and their comparison. 9. Recent anthropogenic impacts on the atmosphere and climate - primary and secondary components (smog), dry and wet deposition, acid rains, destruction of the ozonosphere Applied hydrology: 1. Characteristics of water regime. 2. Hydrological balance. 3. Natural and anthropogenic impacts on water system in the nature, runoff process. 4. Qualitative damage of the hydrosphere. 5. Observation and checking of the water quality in the streams. 6. General and special protection of water resources. 7. Hydrological forecats - information and warning services. 8. Protection against floods.
  • Říha, J.: Vodní hospodářství. ČVUT Praha, 1990, 239 s.
  • Houghton, J. T. et al., eds.: Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2001, 896 s.
  • McCarthy, J.J. et al., eds.: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2001, 1050 s.
  • HOUGHTON, John Theodore. Globální oteplování : úvod do studia změn klimatu a prostředí. Praha: Academia, 1998. 228 s. ISBN 8020006362. info
  • JONES, J. A. A. Global hydrology : processes, resources and environmental management. 1st pub. Essex: Longman, 1997. x, 399. ISBN 0582098610. info
  • KŘÍŽ, Vladislav. Hydrometrie. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1988. 174 s. info
Assessment methods
Type of teaching - lecture Type of exam - oral
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every other week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: pro studenty doktorského studijního programu
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.