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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Atmospheric electricity - NMET001
Title: Atmosférická elektřina
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. Peter Huszár, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Meteorology and Climatology
Annotation -
Last update: T_KMOP (18.04.2001)
Fundamental processes of atmospheric electricity, electrical structure of atmosphere, electricity of fine weather conditions, cloud and thunderstorm electricity, point discharges, lightnings
Aim of the course -
Last update: BEDNAR/MFF.CUNI.CZ (09.04.2008)

To obtain basic knowledge in connection with atmospheric electricity structure and atmospheric electrical phenomena.

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: prof. RNDr. Jan Bednář, CSc. (09.10.2017)

Ústní zkouška dle obsahu daného sylabem předmětu.

Literature -
Last update: BEDNAR/MFF.CUNI.CZ (11.04.2008)

Bednář J.: Pozoruhodné jevy v atmosféře. Atmosférická optika, akustika a elektřina. Academia, Praha, 1989, 236 p.

Chalmers J. A.: Atmospheric Electricity. Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1967, 515 p.

Teaching methods -
Last update: BEDNAR/MFF.CUNI.CZ (09.04.2008)


Requirements to the exam -
Last update: BEDNAR/MFF.CUNI.CZ (09.04.2008)

Knowledge of problems defined in connection with mentioned syllabus.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KMOP (09.05.2004)

Historical development of the discipline, structure of atmospheric electrical field, air ionisation, aeroionts and their classification, ionization equilibrium equations, electrical conductivity of air, its vertical profile and daily course, electrical potential in atmosphere, atmospheric electrical currents, variations of vertical gradient of electrical potential electrical parameters of air and meteorological effects.

Electrical structure of stratiform clouds, electrical charges in Cb, electrical field of Cb and its variations, point discharges, lightnings, atmospherics, thunderstorm location, electrical charge in precipitation, bilance of electrical charge of the earth surface and atmosphere.

Entry requirements -
Last update: BEDNAR/MFF.CUNI.CZ (09.04.2008)

Knowledge of elementar processes in cloud thermodynamics.

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