Practical Meteorology

Course Information
TitleΠρακτική Μετεωρολογία / Practical Meteorology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Katragkou
Course ID40001929

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
Basic computing skills
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1) Understand the basic principles of the meteorological instrumentation 2) Take meteorological observations using the equipment/instruments of a meteorological stations and understand the prevailing meteorological conditions, 3) Encode/decode surface and upper air meteorological observations 4) Visualize gridded meteorological data in order to produce weather charts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Meteorological observations (instruments and measurements) Meteorological codes METAR, TAF, SYNOP and TEMP Introduction to meteorological Radar GRADS software, for visualization and processing of gridded data R software for statistical analysis of meteorological timeseries
Meteorological observations, Instruments, meteorological codes (METAR, TAF, SYNOP and TEMP), meteorological radar, visualisation software GRADS
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
Powerpoint presentations, use of internet in order to find material for the assignments, training on the production of meteorological charts with the use of the visualisation and analysis package GRADS, contact by email
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Student Assessment
Performance on meteorological observations, presentations and written assignments
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μακρογιάννης Τ., 2006. Σημειώσεις Πρακτικής Μετεωρολογίας. ΑΠΘ. Μπαλτάς Ε., 2006. Εφαρμοσμένη Μετεωρολογία, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη. Holt T., Fiorino M., 1995. The grid analysis and display system GRADS ( COLA/IGES.
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