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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 [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: RNDr. Martin Setvák, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Žák, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Severe convective storms, their initiation and impacts
Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (13.05.2020)
Aim of the course -

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

Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)
Course completion requirements - Czech

Znalosti podle sylabu předmětu.

Last update: Mikšovský Jiří, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (05.03.2019)
Literature -

(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,

Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)
Teaching methods -

Lecture / exercise

Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)
Requirements to the exam -

Knowledge of topics defined in the syllabus.

Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)
Syllabus -

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.

Last update: Pišoft Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (13.05.2020)
Entry requirements -

NMET020, NMET003

Last update: T_KMOP (30.04.2008)
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