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 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 World Meteorological Organisation.