PřF:Z0151 Climate variability and change - Course Information
Z0151 Climate variability and climate changeFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Adam Valík (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
- Wed 14:00–15:50 Z2,01032
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- PROGRAM ( N - GK )
- 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: 2/20, only registered: 0/20
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- At the end of this course, students should be able: to explain climate variability and climate change including their consequences for further development of the Earth landscape in the context of the published IPCC documents; apply obtained theoretical knowledge for solution of practical projects on the field of climate variability and change; evaluate methodology of construction of climate scenarios; apply scenarios for the study of climate impacts on the nature, man and human society; apply software AnClim for homogenisation of long-term climatological time series; analyse statistical structure of these series; synthesize knowledge about climate variability and change.
- Lectures: 1. Climate variability and change 2. Quality of climatological data 3. Homogenisation of climatological series 4. Statistical analysis of climatological series I 5. Statistical analysis of climatological series II 6. Climate fluctuations in the instrumental period 7. Climate fluctuations in the historical period 8. Palaeoclimatology 9. Climatic extremes and their impacts 10. Climate-forcing factors I 11. Climate-forcing factors II 12. Climatic scenarios and their creation I 13. Climatic scenarios and their creation II 14. Impacts of climate change Seminars: 1. Software AnClim for analysis of time series 2.-4. Testing of relative homogeneity and adjusting of climatological series 5.-7. Statistical analysis of climatological series 8.-10. IPCC 2007 - physical basis 11.-12. IPCC - impacts of climate change 13. New trends in the study of climate variability and change
- required literature
- Solomon, S., Qin, D., Manning, M., Marquis, M., Averyt, K. Tignor, M. M. B., LeRoy Miller, H., Chen, Z., eds. (2007): Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 996 s.
- Parry, M. L., Canziani, O. F., Palutikof, J. P., van der Linden, P. J., and Hanson, C. E. (Eds.) (2008): Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 986 s.
- recommended literature
- HOUGHTON, John Theodore. Globální oteplování : úvod do studia změn klimatu a prostředí. Praha: Academia, 1998. 228 s. ISBN 8020006362. info
- KALVOVÁ, Jaroslava and Bedřich MOLDAN. Klima a jeho změna v důsledku emisí skleníkových plynů. 1. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1996. 161 s. ISBN 8071843156. info
- Teaching methods
- theoretical preparation (lectures), independet presentation of IPCC conclusions, homogenisation of selected climatological series and its basic statistical analysis, study of recommended journal articles, panel discussion
- Assessment methods
- credit - elaboration of class excercises, oral presentations; oral or written exam
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.