Z0026p Physical geography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Máčka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Kavan (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Matěj Roman (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Tue 14:00–15:50 A,01026, Wed 8:00–9:50 A,01026
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( NOW ( Z0026c Physical geography-seminar ) || Z0026c Physical geography-seminar ) && ((! Z0026 Physical geography ) || ! NOWANY ( Z0026 Physical geography ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This discipline gives a basic idea about a subsystem of physical-geographical sphere with orientation on its individual processes and phenomena. Parallelly there are presented connections and relations of processes, explanations of causes and mechanisms of their functioning with a special attention to individual parts and the whole physical-geograhical sphere.
Learning outcomes
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to learn the basis of particular disciplines of physical geography
to understand the linkages between the physical components of the landscape
  • Lecture: 1. Introduction to physical geography 2. Basic knowledge about atmosphere 3. Basic meteorological elements 4. General atmospheric circulation 5. Weather forecast 6. Climate classifications 7. Climatic variability and change 8. Hydrosphere 9. Hydrography 10. Hydrometry 11. Water regime of rivers 12. Hydrology of underground water 13. Hydrology of lakes and reservoirs 14. The World ocean. 15. Earth inner structure, litosphere and plate tectonics 16. Earth materials: minerals and rocks 17. Tectonic and volcanic landforms 18. Weathering and mass wasting 19. Landforms made by running water 20. Landforms and rock structure 21. Landforms made by waves and wind 22. Glacial landforms and the ice ages 23. Global soils 24. Global ecosystems
    required literature
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. Introducing Physical Geography. 5. vyd. : Wiley, 2010. 656 pp. ISBN 0-470-13486-0. info
    recommended literature
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Zeeya MERALI. Visualizing physical geography. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. xxxi, 592. ISBN 9780470095720. info
    not specified
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley, 2006. xxv, 728. ISBN 047167950X. info
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. xix, 684. ISBN 0471238007. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation - lectures. Teaching in leactures is accompanied by the course Physical geography - seminar (Z0026c).
Assessment methods
Succesful finishing of the course requires to pass written exam. Exam covers all themes presented in the lecture. Thus, exam includes 17 qustions; correct answer to a quation scores 2 points.
It is allowed to register for an exam only after succesful finishing the course Z0026c Physical geography - excercises.
Final grade depends on the number of points gained from written exam:
22,5 - 24,8 points E
24,81 - 27,1 points D
27,11 - 29,4 points C
29,41 - 31,7 points B
31,71 - 34 points A
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nutno zapsat na začátku studia v 1. semestru.
Information on course enrolment limitations: studenti nemateřských oborů si mohou požádat prostřednictvím ISu o udělení výjimky
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2018, recent)
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