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Regional Climatology and Climatography of the Czech Republic - NMET009
Title: Regionální klimatologie a klimatografie ČR
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:4/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Meteorology and Climatology
Annotation -
Climate classifications, descriptions of the climate zones and types, climates of the continents, climate of the Czech Republic.
Last update: KALVOVA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (30.04.2008)
Aim of the course -

The main task is to get knowledge about climate classifications, overview about characteristics of basic climate zones and types on continents, including knowledge about climate of Czech Republic.

Last update: KALVOVA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (30.05.2008)
Course completion requirements -

Complete of oral examination.

Last update: Žák Michal, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (07.06.2019)
Literature -

Martyn, D.: Climates of the World. ELSEVIER, 1992.

Tolazs, R. et al.: Climate Atlas of Czechia, CHMI, 2007.

Last update: ZAK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (12.04.2008)
Teaching methods -


Last update: KALVOVA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (30.05.2008)
Requirements to the exam -

Knowledge as stated in the Syllabus.

Last update: KALVOVA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (30.05.2008)
Syllabus -

Climate classification methods, basic aspects of the equatorial, tropical and monsoon climates, the subtropical, mid-latitude and subpolar climates, the climate of the Arctic and the Antarctic. The main climatic features of the continents (North, Central, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe), factors controlling the large-scale, regional and local climatic features of the continents: geografical factors, radiative and energy balance, hydrologic cycle, atmospheric and ocean circulation. Spatial distributions of the air temperature and precipitation, solar radiation, sunshine duration, wind, extreme events.

Sunshine duration and global radiation at the territtory of the Czech Republic: spatial distributions, annual cycles, variability, extreme values. Spatial distributions of the clear sky days, overcast days, annual cycles. Air temperature: spatial distribution of annual means, January and July means, annual cycle, singularity, extreme values. Thermal continentality of climate, the effects of orography, long-term and short-term variability, trends. Number of days with temperature above a selected threshold, start and length of periods with temperature above a selected threshold. Precipitation: spatial and temporal variability of precipitation, average annual precipitation, annual cycles, effects of continentality, effects of orography, extreme events. Prevailing wind directions in winter and in summer, local effects, wind speed. Classification methods of the Czech Republic's climate.

Last update: T_KMOP (06.05.2004)
Entry requirements -

Knowledge gained from lecture "General Climatology I" is supposed.

Last update: KALVOVA/MFF.CUNI.CZ (30.05.2008)
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