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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Strong convection in the atmosphere - NMET073
Title: Silná konvekce v atmosféře
Guaranteed by: Department of Atmospheric Physics (32-KFA)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Setvák, CSc.
Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Mikšovský, Ph.D. (13.05.2020)
Severe convective storms, their initiation and impacts
Aim of the course -
Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)

Obtaining advanced knowledge on satellite and radar meteorology, and knowledge on meteorology of deep convective storms.

Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Jiří Mikšovský, Ph.D. (05.03.2019)

Znalosti podle sylabu předmětu.

Literature -
Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)

(1) D. Řezáčová a kol.: Fyzika oblaků a srážek. Academia Praha, 2007.

(2) R.J. Doviak, D. Zrnic: Doppler Radar and Weather Observations (second edition). Academic Press, Inc., 1993

(3) Rakov,V.A., Uman,M.A. 2003: Lightning. Physics and effects. Cambridge University Press, 687 s.

(4) Collier Ch.G., 1996: Applications of weather radar systems. A guide to uses of radar data in meteorology and hydrology. 2nd edition, John Wiley&Sohns, 390 s.

(5) Doswell Ch. A. III ed., 2001: Severe convective storms. Meteorol. Monogr., 28, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 561 s.

(6) MSG Interpretation Guide. EUMETSAT,

(7) MetEd: Convective Meteorology,

(8) MetEd: Satellite Meteorology,

Teaching methods -
Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)

Lecture / exercise

Requirements to the exam -
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Knowledge of topics defined in the syllabus.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Pišoft, Ph.D. (13.05.2020)

1) Basics of convective storm meteorology and terminology, structure and development of convective storms. Supercells and multicells, mesoscale convective systems.

2) Dangerous phenomena connected with severe convection. Severe convective storms and tornadoes in Central Europe region. European Severe Weather Database.

3) Satellite observations of severe convective storms, various storm-top features and characteristrics and their applicability in storm nowcasting.

4) Weather radar observations of severe convective storms, utilization of radar characteristics and features of convective storms for their nowcasting.

5) Forecasting of strong convective events.

6) Modeling convection storms.

Entry requirements -
Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)

NMET020, NMET003

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