541-0916/01 – Meteorology and Climatology (MK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits0
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
UNU01 doc. RNDr. Jan Unucka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 35+0
Distance Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course deals with processes and atmospheric processes in relation to other geoscientific disciplines. And secondly in terms of operational weather forecasting and synoptics, but also in terms of paleoclimatology and climate evolution in the geological history of Earth. From this perspective, are also discussed weather extremes - as the problems of weather forecasting services, as possible manifestations of climate change is discussed as well as phenomena that can be partially reconstructed using paleoclimatological methods. Changes in the natural environment in the Holocene are again related to a combination of climate conditions and human activities. And these changes are re-discussed in relation to changing temperature and precipitation regime of the area. At the level of data collection options are demonstrated ground and distance of data collection using remote sensing methods. The last part of the course emphasizes the physical processes in the implementation of meteorological (NWFS) and climate (GCM) models. They mentioned some aspects of these instruments at the collection and assimilation of data, their uncertainties, operation and interpretation of results. Attention is also paid to their connection to the GIT and hydrological models.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Compulsory literature:

HEWITT, C.N., JACKSON, A. V. (2003): Handbook of Atmospheric Science. Blackwell Scinece, Oxford, 648 p. McGUFFIE, K., HENDERSON-SELLERS, A. (2005): A Climate Modelling Primer. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 296 s. SENE, K. (2009): Hydrometeorology. Forecasting and Applications. Dordrecht, Springer. 355 s. ISBN: 978-904813402

Recommended literature:

BURROUGHS, W. J. (2007): Global Climate Change. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 390 s. ISBN: 978-0521690331 WALLACE, J.M., HOBBS, P.V. (2006): Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics). 2nd Edition. Elsevier / Academic Press, Burlington, 483 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination 100  51 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics K Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602V002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan
2010/2011 (P2110) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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