Course Information
CodeGMC 318Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorProdromos Zanis
Course ID40001800

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Subject Matter Objectives: 1. Understand basic characteristics of the atmosphere, its structure, and its dynamics. 2. Understand the role of the earth’s surface and oceans in forcing and regulating atmospheric processes. 3. Be able to explain meteorological phenomena at various scales in terms of basic physical and dynamic processes, including radiative forcing, thermodynamics, microphysics, and dynamics. 4. Know the design and use of meteorological instruments, and techniques for collecting and interpreting the data. 5. Be able to read and interpret various meteorological weather maps. 6. Be able to explain current climate in terms of basic physical and dynamical processes, and explain the mechanisms responsible for climate change. 7. Communicate an understanding of weather and climate orally and graphically. Skills Objectives: 1. Develop their understanding of atmospheric processes through an examination of processes operating within the real world 2. Awareness of the connections of meteorology within the environmental sciences and/or the social sciences, and to demonstrate meteorology’s importance within these endeavors 3. To introduce students to new skills involved in meteorological research 4. Be able to explain ideas and results through written, graphical and oral of communication. 5. Qualified for admission into graduate programs in meteorology, climatology and atmospheric science.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The atmosphere. The earth movements. Solar and terrestrial radiation. Air temperature. Air humidity. Atmospheric thermodynamics. Air stability. Clouds and precipitation. Atmospheric pressure and winds. Atmospheric disturbances - Weather systems. General circulation of the Atmosphere. Exercises and laboratory on the meteorological observation.
meteorology, weather, climate, atmosphere
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Μαθήματα Γενικής Μετεωρολογίας». Τ. Μακρογιάννης, Χ. Σαχσαμάνογλου. ΧΑΡΙΣ Μ.Ε.Π.Ε.
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