Meteorology and Climatology

Course Information
TitleΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Meteorology and Climatology
Code007Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420000016

Programme of Study: UPS School of Forestry and Natural Environment (2009-today)

Registered students: 250
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600125905
Type of the Course
  • Background
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
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.
Keywords
weather, climate, atmospheric environment, climate classification, climate change
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Information and Communication Technologies are used in teaching such as Projectors, PowerPoint presentations, video and photos
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Laboratory Work521.7
Fieldwork200.7
Reading Assigment160.5
Written assigments170.6
Exams60.2
Total1505
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Bibliography
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
Additional bibliography for study
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΔΑΣΙΚΗΣ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ. Στάθης, Δ. ηλεκτρονικό βιβλίο https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/4658
Last Update
24-09-2018