Dynamic and Applied Climatology

Course Information
TitleΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΣΜΕΝΗ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Dynamic and Applied Climatology
CodeNGMC 721Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019061

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses744
METEŌROLOGIA - KLIMATOLOGIAElective 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
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, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the students will be able to: To distinguish the atmospheric general circulation (zonal and meridional flow, westerlies and trade winds). Students will learn about the formation mechanism of thermal winds, katabatic winds, Fohn winds, Monsoons, Etesian and Livas Greek winds To distinguish the Permanent and Semi-Permanent Highs and Lows, especially the Highs and Lows that are located at the Northern Hemisphere. Their impact on global and regional climate (Europe and Mediterranean). To distinguish and categorize the air masses, teleconnection patterns and the weather types/circulation types. To evaluate the impact of climate on Human activities (Urban climatology, Health, Tourism) To evaluate the impact of climate on environment (Agriculture Climatology, Forest Climatology and Ancient Monuments)
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)
Atmospheric General Circulation: Introduction (Pressure Gradient – Thermal gradient – winds). zonal and meridional flow, westerlies and trade winds, Hadley cell, Ferrel and Polar cells. Polar Frond and Jetstreams. Thermal winds, katabatic winds, Fohn winds, Monsoons, Regional winds: Etesian and Libas Greek winds (Exercises) High- and low-pressure systems: Permanent Highs and Lows in North and South Hemisphere; Non-permanent Highs and Lows in North and South Hemisphere. The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) (Exercises on analysis of Meteorological and climatological maps). Air Masses: Categories of air masses based on the source region (Arctic, Polar, Tropical and Equatorial), their moisture and thermal properties (Exercises on the classification of air masses using data of weather balloon) Teleconnection patterns: Description – Characteristics of the most well-known teleconnection Ptterns (El nino, NAO, etc) their impacts on the European Climate. Weather Types and Circulation Types: Classification and description of weather and Circulation types. Applied Climatology: The impact of Climate on human beings and environment Urban Climatology: Thermal heat island, topoclimatology of urban regions Agricultural Climatology, climate and plants, phototropism, optimum plant temperatures. Forest Climatology, the impact of climate on fire forest, Alarm climate Fire forest Indices.
Dynamic Climatology, Atmospheric General Circulation, Air masses, Teleconnection patterns, Weather/circulation patterns, Applied Climatology, Urban Climatology, Agricultural and Forest Climatology
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 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 Assigment7
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)
1. Μαθήματα Γεωργικής Μετεωρολογίας και Κλιματολογίας, Χρονοπούλου - Σερέλη Αικ. και Φλόκας Απ., Εκδόσεις Ζήτη (2010). 2. Σημειώσεις στη Δυναμική Κλιματολογία, Αναγνωστοπούλου Χ.
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