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Synoptic Meteorology II - NMET036
Title: Synoptická meteorologie II
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, 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. RNDr. Tomáš Halenka, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Meteorology and Climatology
Annotation -
Atmospheric fronts, the structure of cyclones and anticyclones in the mid latitudes and their diagnosis and prediction. Relations between numerical weather prediction methods and methods derived from the classical Bergen school of meteorology.
Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (15.05.2020)
Aim of the course -

The gain of this lecture is to give information about basic atmospheric features influencing the weather, possibilities of their description by methods based on the classical Norwegian meteorological school and by modern numerical forecasting methods.

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

Palmen and Newton: Atmospheric circulation systems: their structure and physical interpretation, New York, Academic Press, 1969.

C. Newton, and E.O. Holopainen, : Extratropical Cyclones, The Erik Palmen Memorial Volume.American Meteorological Society, Boston, 1990.

Manfred Kurz: Synoptic Meteorology, Offenbach am Main, DWD, 1998.

Patrick Santurette and Christo G. Georgiev: Weather Analysis and Forecasting, Elsevier Academic Press, 2005.

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 -

The structure of polar fronts, conditions of frontogenesis and frontolysis, models of warm, cold and occluded fronts, typical weather on various types of fronts, mesoscale structures in the are of frontal systems, front analysis.

General aspects of extratropical cyclones, life cycle of cyclones, thermal and vertical structure of cyclones during their development, cyclone families, development of anticyclones, typical weather in cyclones and anticyclones, suplementary factors concerning cyclogenesis and anticyclogenesis. Models of cyclogenesis and anticyclogenesis. Upper level cyclones and anticyclones. Jet streams.

Using of numerical weather prediction methods in synoptic praxis, forecast of synoptic situation, general principles of temperature, precipitation, cloud and extreme phenomena forecast, forecast of cyclones and anticyclones develeopment.

Last update: T_KMOP (14.04.2004)
Entry requirements -

Knowledge gained from lecture "Synoptic Meteorology I" is supposed.

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