Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology

Course Information
TitleΣΥΝΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology
CodeNGMC 821E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019079

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses844

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will: 1) Understand the structure and life cycle of meteorological systems. 2) Be able to analyse qualitatively and quantitatively the characteristics of the meteorological systems using weather charts. 3) Understand the prevailing meteorological conditions and be able to predict the future ones (using meteorological observations and charts) 4) Be able to make survey of the international scientific literature on meteorological systems of interest.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) INTRODUCTION Definition and aim of Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology, historical overview. Sources of data (meteorological observations, weather forecasts) and educational information in the internet. 2) SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY Surface and upper air meteorological observations. Construction and analysis of surface and upper air weather charts, weather forecasting. Identification and analysis of cyclones, anticyclones, troughs, ridges, jet streams and fronts on weather charts. Rossby waves. Use of thermodynamic diagrams in weather analysis. 3) DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY Meteorological coordinate systems. Lagrangian and Eulerian time derivatives. The equations of motion in the atmosphere. Scale analysis. Balanced flow (geostrophic wind, gradient wind, cyclostrophic wind, thermal wind).
Synoptic Meteorology, Dynamic Meteorology, Meteorological observations, Construction and analysis of weather charts, Meteorological coordinate systems, Equations of atmospheric motion, Balanced flow
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 and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment6
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
«Μαθήματα Γενικής Μετεωρολογίας». Τ. Μακρογιάννης, Χ. Σαχσαμάνογλου. ΧΑΡΙΣ Ε.Π.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
• Διαφάνειες διδάσκοντα • Υλικό από το διαδίκτυο • Καρακώστας Θ., 2013. Σημειώσεις Δυναμικής Μετεωρολογίας (
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