The successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Have an understanding of atmospheric phenomena which described the weather and climate
• Discuss all elements (temperature, atmospheric pressure, solar and terrestrial radiation, rain, wind, etc.) and natural processes (eg atmospheric circulation, hydrologic cycle) that form the weather and climate of an area
• Have an understanding of the interaction of the atmospheric environment with the other elements of the natural environment as the biosphere
• Describe and understand the distribution of climates on Earth
Course Content (Syllabus)
Meteorological instruments, general knowledge of their function, organization of a meteorological station, processing of meteorological data. Atmosphere: Structure, perpendicular movement, general circulation, radiation, sunshine period, radiation laws. Temperature of earth surface. Relief effect on temperature. Air humidity: evaporization, condensation, showers, fog, dew, white-frost, frost, Atmospheric pressure, general and local winds.
Climatic classifications, climatograms, climate indices. Climate of Greece. Geographic climate factors, sunshine period, cloudiness, days of rain. Rain measurement systems. Climate types of Greece. Description and appearance frequency.
weather, climate, atmospheric environment, climate classification, climate change
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εφαρμοσμένη Μετεωρολογία, Μπαλτάς, Ε., Π., Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 2006, Θεσσαλονίκη
Μαθήματα Γεωργικής Μετεωρολογίας και Κλιματολογίας, Φλόκας, Α., Χρονοπούλου - Σερέλη Αικατερίνη Εκδόσεις Ζήτη, 2010, Θεσσαλονίκη