Z0076 Meteorology and climatology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Kamil Láska, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Řehoř (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 10:00–11:50 Z4,02028
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z0076/01: Thu 12:00–13:50 Z4,02028, K. Láska, J. Řehoř
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 17/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 16 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of this course is a presentation of basic knowledge from meteorology and its use in climatology with a complex characterisation of these two sciences and with particular emphasises to the atmosphere, basic meteorological elements and their climatological characteristics, general atmospheric circulation, weather forecast, climate-forming processes and factors, classifications of the climate, climate models, climate scenarios and knowledge from the last reports of IPCC.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to: explain meteorological and climatological phenomena and processes which take place in the atmosphere; understand the problem of the weather forecast; learn the way of obtaining of meteorological information; learn climatological regularities; reflect the complex information about mechanism of the climate system, climate-forcing factors and processes for the study of the landscape evolution; explain knowledge about Earth climate types, climate variability and change; delineate influence of the anthropogenic factor on the climate system; learn the latest basic knowledge of the IPCC about climate change.
  • Lecture: 1. Meteorology and climatology as sciences 2. Atmosphere and its features 3. Basic meteorological elements and their climatological characteristics I 4. Basic meteorological elements and their climatological characteristics II 5. Basic meteorological elements and their climatological cahracteristics III 6. General atmospheric circulation I 7. General atmospheric circulation II 8. Different sources of meteorological data and information 9. Weather forecast 10. Basic climate-forming factors 11. Climate models 12. Climate change 13. Climate scenarios 14. Impacts of climate change Seminar: 1. Excursion to CHMI Brno 2.-3. Climatography of the selected region 4. Temperature and precipitation indices 5. Basic elaboration of climatological data by software AnClim - introduction 6.-11. Meteorological measurements and observations 12.-13. IPCC 2007 - summary of working groups I, II
    required literature
  • Barry, Roger Graham - Chorley, Richard J. Atmosphere, weather and climate. 9th ed. London : Routledge, 2009. xvi, 536 s. ISBN 0-415-46570-2.
  • BARRY, Roger G. and Richard J. CHORLEY. Atmosphere, weather and climate. 8th ed. London: Routledge, 2003. xvi, 421. ISBN 0415271703. info
  • IPCC 2014. Závěry pracovních skupin I a II - shrnutí pro politické představitele.
    recommended literature
  • BEDNÁŘ, Jan. Meteorologie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2003. 223 s. ISBN 80-7178-653-5. info
  • NETOPIL, Rostislav, Rudolf BRÁZDIL and Jaromír DEMEK. Fyzická geografie. D. 1. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1984. 272 s., [1. info
Teaching methods
theoretical preparation (lectures), written report of climatography of selected region, calculation of temperature and precipitation indices, practices with meteorological instruments, excursion to CHMI Brno (weather forecast), study of selected IPCC materials
Assessment methods
Conditions to obtain credit: 1) participation in class excercises (absence has to be excused in the Information System - IS) 2) preparation of the seminar work according to instructions of excercises leader (at least 18 points from 30) 3) preparation of excercises work according to instructions of excercises leader (at least 9 points from 15) 4) successful results in the test from meteorological instruments and observations (at least 18 points from 30). In case that any part in the above points 2-4) is not fulfilled, credit is not obtained. Examination: oral or written form, number of obtained points in class excercises is taken in consideration.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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