Introduction to Meteorology and Climatolgy

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΛΙΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Introduction to Meteorology and Climatolgy
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40000309

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mathematics (2014-today)

Registered students: 210
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
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)
Learning Outcomes
Subject Matter Objectives: 1. Understand basic characteristics of the atmosphere, its structure, and its dynamics. 2. Understand the role of the earth’s surface and oceans in forcing and regulating atmospheric processes. 3. Be able to explain meteorological phenomena at various scales in terms of basic physical and dynamic processes, including radiative forcing, thermodynamics, microphysics, and dynamics. 4. Know the design and use of meteorological instruments, and techniques for collecting and interpreting the data. 5. Be able to handle, analyze and interpret meteorological and climatological data. 6. Be able to explain current climate in terms of basic physical and dynamical processes, and explain the mechanisms responsible for climate change. 7. Communicate an understanding of weather and climate orally and graphically. Skills Objectives: 1. Develop their understanding of atmospheric processes through an examination of processes operating within the real world 2. Awareness of the connections of meteorology and climatology within the environmental sciences and/or the social sciences, and to demonstrate meteorology’s importance within these endeavors 3. To introduce students to new skills involved in meteorological research 4. Be able to explain ideas and results through written, graphical and oral of communication. 5. Qualified for admission into graduate programs in meteorology, climatology and atmospheric science.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the earth's atmosphere. Atmospheric composition. Vertical distribution of temprature and pressure. Geopotential Height and weather maps. Humidity in the atmosphere, Thermodynamics of the atmospheric air. Solar and terrestrial radiation, Energy balance. Hydrological cycle, evapotranspiration, precipitation. Distribution of the climatic elements. Climates’ classifications. The climatic classification of Koppen and Thornthwaite.
weather, climate, atmosphere, meteorology, 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 e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment220.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γενική Μετεωρολογία των Χ. Σαχσαμάνογλου και Τ. Μακρογιάννη, εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, 1998. Μαθήματα Γενικής Μετεωρολογίας των Τ. Μακρογιάννη και Χ. Σαχσαμάνογλου, εκδόσεις Χάρις, 2004.
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