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Basics of Environmental meteorology and Climatology

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Course Unit Code616-2028/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
JAN42doc. Ing. Petr Jančík, Ph.D.
As part of the course, students learn about the Earth's atmosphere and heating processes at the Earth's surface and troposphere sunlight. They will learn the relationship between the heating of the troposphere, horizontal changes in the pressure field, the emergence of flow and general circulation of the atmosphere. Become familiar with the causes and course of climate cycles on Earth and in temperate regions. Become familiar with the stability of the atmosphere and its impact on the dispersion of pollutants in the air. In conclusion, identify types of air masses and their alternation in the temperate zone of Europe, queues and their impacts on air quality changes. Upon learning the basics of meteorology and climatology will be familiar with emissions - air pollution in industrial relations in the Ostrava region and legislative documents and the way to improve and maintain air quality.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- Student will be able to formulate the basic concepts and relationships of meteorology and climatology
- Student will be able to use the acquired knowledge in practice for the assessment of weather in relation to pollution air and weather conditions for the dispersion of pollutants in the air
- Student will be able to present and articulate their knowledge in the field of meteorology and climatology
Course Contents
1. Earth's atmosphere, composition and vertical structure of the atmosphere.
2. Temperature mode and the second heat exchange in the atmosphere.
3. Air moisture, phase transitions of water in the atmosphere. Precipitation.
4. Pressure, the pressure change with height, the horizontal pressure change causes measurement.
5. Wind, definition, measurement, causes the wind, the wind change with height, the general circulation of the atmosphere, local circulation systems.
6. Queues, air mass. The sounding output and its evaluation, the stability of the atmosphere.
7. Dispersion conditions depending on meteorological elements.
8. Fundamentals climatology Earth. Typical weather situations in mid-latitudes.
9. Weather observations, sources of meteorological information. Weather patterns and dispersion of pollutants in the air. Weather forecast with regard to dispersion conditions.
10. Pollution and air pollution. Protection of the atmosphere. Basic concepts and characteristics.
11. air pollutants. The breakdown of pollutants. Classification of sources. Air pollution of natural and anthropogenic origin.
12. Possibilities of emission reduction. Technical measures at the sources. Equipment to capture emissions.
13. Air protection legislation. Clean Air Act.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
AHRENS, Donald C. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment. Published by Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2008, 624 p., ISBN: 0534397719
SEIFERT, V.: Rozumíme počasí?. Artia Praha, 1987. 192 s. ISBN 32-019-87.
DVOŘÁK, Petr. Atlas oblaků. 2., přeprac. vyd. Cheb: Svět křídel, 2007. ISBN 978-80-86808-42-0.
KURFIRST, J.: Zdroje znečišťování ovzduší. SZN Praha, 1982.
OBROUČKA, Karel. Látky znečišťující ovzduší. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2001. ISBN 80-248-0011-X.
Recommended Reading:
SEINFELD, John H. a Spyros N. PANDIS. Atmospheric chemistry and physics: from air pollution to climate change. 2nd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2006. ISBN 0-471-72018-6.
Platná legislativa v oblasti ochrany ovzduší v České republice a EU.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
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