METEOROLOGY - CLIMATOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ-ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ / METEOROLOGY - CLIMATOLOGY
CodeΝ039Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001783

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 165
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours65
Class ID
600119932
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. elaborate meterological data 2. apply the basic equations of atmosphere 3. determine the region climate 4. predict crop yield by using meteorological data
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structure and physical properties of the atmosphere. Thermodynamic of the atmosphere. Satellite data. Temperature, wind, hygrometric parameters, solar and terrestrial radiation. Soil temperature. Soil heat flux. Energy balance. Precipitation. Meteorological and climatic stations and instruments. Analysis of meteorological data. Evaporation, transpiration and evapotranspiration. Climate. Climate classification. Earth’s climatic regions. The climate of Greece. Microclimate. Climate impact on plants and animals. Climate change and its impact on agriculture. Bioclimatic indices (heat index, drought index). Frost protection. Prediction of crop yield by using meteorological data.
Keywords
thermodynamic of atmosphere, radiation, precipitation, climate, climate change, prediction of crop yield
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Teaching: Powerpoint. e-class platform: Blackboard. Laboratory exercises: demonstration of meteorological instruments and exercises.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.2
Tutorial130.5
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities70.3
Exams30.1
Total1405
Student Assessment
Description
100% written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
α. Βιβλιογραφία μαθήματος (Εύδοξος) Μπαλτάς, Ε.Α., 2013. "Εφαρμοσμένη Μετεωρολογία", Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη (κωδικός Εύδοξος: 33134074).
Additional bibliography for study
β. Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία για μελέτη Χρονοπούλου - Σερέλη, Α. και Φλόκας, Α., 2010. "Μαθήματα Γεωργικής Μετεωρολογίας και Κλιματολογίας", Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη. Χρονοπούλου - Σερέλη, Α. και Χρονόπουλος, Ι., 2011. "Βιομετεωρολογία - Βιοκλιματολογία : Εφαρμογές στη διαμόρφωση υπαίθριων χώρων", Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Last Update
22-01-2019