The students will be introduced to meteorological measurements and observations of various atmospheric phenomena and states. They will learn how to connect certain meteorological variables and their spatio-temporal changes with the atmospheric states and changes (causal consecutive relations). Various types and functioning of meteorological measuring devices are addressed.
Meteorological measurements and observations. Visual observations of meteorological phenomena, clouds, cloudiness and wind intensity. Meteorological symbols. Meteorological diaries. Ground and aerological instrumental measurements in the atmosphere: precipitation, temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, short and long wave
solar radiation. Automatic weather stations. Remote and satellite measurements. Exchange and types of meteoinformations (charts, Internet). World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
After completion of the course the students will be able to:
1. Measure and observe meteorological quantities and phenomena
2. Note measured quantities and observed phenomena (by symbols) into the measurement diary
3. Distinguish the clouds by form, origin, composition and height
4. Calculate necessary corrections determining the atmospheric pressure with mercury barometer
5. Expose the work of classical and electronic meteorological instruments, radars and satellites
6. Expose the difference between classical and automatic weather stations
7. Distinguish dynamical and static characteristics of the meteorological measuring instruments
8. Understand the role of the World Meteorological Organisation.
1. Listening lectures, studying note, literatures and Internet materials;
2. Problem solving.
1. Presentation with discussion
2. Problem solving
3. Performing practical measurements and observations and presentation of results
METHODS OF MONITORING AND VERIFICATION: AND VERIFICATION:
Colloquiums and oral exam.
TERMS FOR RECEIVING THE SIGNATURE:
Clouds recognition colloquium.