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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Physics of Clouds and Precipitation - NMET003
Title: Fyzika oblaků a srážek
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2016
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0 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)
Processes of cloud physics, condensation of water vapour, coalescence of droplets, freezing of water in atmospheric conditions, formation of precipitation, microstructure and macrostructure of stratiform and convective clouds.
Aim of the course -
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To obtain basic knowledge in connection with clouds formation, their microstructure and macrostructure and precipitations formation.

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Peter Huszár, Ph.D. (18.10.2017)

Podmínkou úspěšného zakončení předmětu je složení ústní zkoušky.

Literature -
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Řezáčová D., Novák P., Kašpar M., Setvák M.: Fyzika oblaků a srážek, Academia, Praha, 2007, 576 str.

Podzimek J.: Fyzika oblaků a srážek. Nakl. ČSAV, Praha, 1959, 476 str.

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

Pruppacher H.R., Klett J.D.: Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Oxford, 1997, 954 p.

Houze R.A.: Cloud Dynamics. Academic Press, New York 1993, 573 p.

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


Requirements to the exam -
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Knowledge of problems defined in connection with mentioned syllabus.

Syllabus -
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Thermodynamics of the moist air and clouds, homogeneous and heterogeneous condensation, condensation nuclei and their effects, development of droplets and ice particles, air flow round cloud elements, ventilation factor, boundary layer of droplets and ice particles.

Coalescence in atmosphere; spontaneous, gravitation, electrical, hydrodynamical and turbulent types of coalescence.

Supercooled water in clouds, freezing of droplets, crystalization (ice) nuclei, sublimation nuclei, shapes of ice crystals, formation of precipation in clouds.

Structure of convection clouds, convection and thunderstorm cells, development of Cb, condition for thunderstorm formation.

Pollution of cloud and precipitation water, rain-out, wash-out, acidity of precipitation, environmental consequences.

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

Knowledge of bases of atmoshperic dynamics and thermodynamics.

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