Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology

Course Information
TitleΣΥΝΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΚΗ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology
CodeGMC 884E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorIoannis Pytharoulis
Course ID40001809

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses633

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
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)
General Prerequisites
Familiarity with the use of computers, calculus, vector analysis
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course,the students will: 1) Understand the structure and life cycle of weather systems 2) Be able to analyse quantitatively the characteristics of meteorological systems 3) Understand the prevailing meteorological conditions (using weather observations and charts) 4) Be able to make survey of the international scientific literature on meteorological systems
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Meteorological coordinate systems. Thermodynamic diagrams. Atmospheric observations at synoptic stations: surface and upper air. Synthesis and analysis of weather charts. Fronts. Cyclones and anticyclones. Rossby waves. Equations of atmospheric motion. Balanced motions.
Meteorological coordinate systems, Atmospheric observations, Synthesis and analysis of weather charts, Equations of atmospheric motion
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 elearning and the course web page. 2) Communication with the students through e-mail,,
Course Organization
Reading Assigment9
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)
ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΑ ΓΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 6808 Έκδοση: 3/2004 Συγγραφείς: ΜΑΚΡΟΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΤΙΜΟΛΕΩΝ, ΣΑΧΣΑΜΑΝΟΓΛΟΥ ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ISBN: 978-960-88036-2-6 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΧΑΡΙΣ Μ.Ε.Π.Ε
Additional bibliography for study
Καρακώστας Θ., 2013. Σημειώσεις Δυναμικής Μετεωρολογίας.
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