Synoptic Meteorology I - NMET035
Title: Synoptická meteorologie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2016
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, 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
Is interchangeable with: NMET016
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Annotation -
Composition and vertical structure of the Earth's atmosphere, diurnal and annual variation of meteorological elements. Stability criteria of air masses, their application to the detailed description of pressure systems and atmospheric fronts. Air masses.
Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (15.05.2020)
Aim of the course -

The main task of this lecture are the basic atmosphere features, including characteristics of meteorological elements, their time and spatial distribution, and further with air masses characterstics.

Last update: ZAK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (12.04.2008)
Course completion requirements -

Oral examination.

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

J. Kopáček, J. Bednář, M. Žák: Jak vzniká počasí, Karolinum Praha, 2019 (in Czech only).

A.S. Zverev: Synoptic Meteorology, Alfa Bratislava, SNTL Praha 1986 (in Slovak only).

For english literature, please, discuss with teacher.

Last update: Žák Michal, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (15.05.2020)
Teaching methods -


Last update: ZAK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (02.04.2008)
Requirements to the exam -

Knowledge as stated in the Syllabus.

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

Earth atmosphere, its chemical composition and structure, importance of trace gases, changes of air pressure and density with height, daily and annual course, extremes.

Warming and cooling of active surface, heat spreading in soil and water, surface temperature and its periodical changes, warming and cooling of air, courses of air temperature, temperature changes with heigth, dry and saturated adiabatic lapse rate, air temperature inversion, conditions of stability of atmosphere.

Hydrological cycle, physical point of evapotraspiration, condensation and sublimation, classification of fogs, mist, haze, creation and growth of atmospheric precipitation and its characteristics.

Role of synoptic meteorology, general information about meteorological service, construction of weather charts, analysis of meteorological fields of weather elements.

Air masses, their origin, geographical and thermal classification and characteristics, typical weather ind stable and unstable air masses, transformation of air masses.

Last update: Žák Michal, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.09.2011)
Entry requirements -

No special requirements.

Last update: ZAK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (02.04.2008)