Course Information
TitleΥΔΡΟΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Hydrometeorology
CodeNGMC 729E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheodoros Mavrommatis
Course ID600019077

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses744
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)744
METEŌROLOGIA - KLIMATOLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)744
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)744

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the students will be able to: • Have an understanding of the hydrological cycle and its components. • Process and measure/estimate the depth of rain and snow on the main temporal and spatial (station and basin level) scales. • Have an understanding of drought characteristics, its types and their order of occurrence. They will know about drought indicators and their categories. • Have an understanding of soils characteristics and their relationship to soil moisture. • Know about the conditions favoring floods and their relationship to rain. Plot flood sensitivity maps on basin level.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
• The hydrologic cycle and its components. • Precipitation: causes of precipitation, measurement of precipitation (rain gages, types of rain gages) and data analysis. Rainfall distributions and return periods. Storm analysis. • Snow: snow water equivalent, snow characteristics, snowmelt modeling over a watershed, snow cover distribution, critical temperature for rain-snow transition. • Droughts: definition, types and timing of droughts. Drought indices. • Soil moisture: soil structure, soil classification, soil water relationships, factors affecting water movement into and through the soils. • Floods: flood analysis, hydrograms, extreme river flow analysis, rainfall-runoff relationships (crosscorrelation). Assessment of flood vulnerability. Plotting flood sensitivity maps: implementation at basin level
Hydrometeorology, Environmental Hydrology, Hydrological Cycle, Precipitation, Precipitation, Snow, Drought, Soil Humidity, Soil Characteristics, Floods, Vulnerability
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
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 email
Course Organization
Reading Assigment6
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εισαγωγή στην Υδρομετεωρολογία. Χ. Μπαλαφούτης και Α. Αρσένη-Παπαδημητριου. Τμήμα Εκδόσεων 2010-2011 Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστήμιου Θεσσαλονίκης. Τύπος: Σημειώσεις.
Additional bibliography for study
Διαφάνειες διδάσκοντα
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