616-0426/01 – Meteorology 2 (MTO2)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Protection in IndustryCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jančík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Jančík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRA56 Josef Hranický
JAN42 doc. Ing. Petr Jančík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

student will be able to formulate basic concepts and relationships from the meteorology on detailed level - student will be able to demonstrate their acquired knowledge into practice for evaluation of weather status and forecast on level of knowledge for transport pilot license (ATPL) - student will be able to properly present and formulate their knowledge

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Students will be introduced to the Earth's atmosphere and heating processes in the Earth's surface and troposphere by solar radiation. They will learn about the relationship between heating of the troposphere, the horizontal pressure field changes and general atmospheric circulation. They will acquainted with the cause and course of global climatic cycles. Students become familiar with the stability of the atmosphere and its impact on the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. Finally they will learn about types of air masses and their changes in the temperate zone of Europe, and their influence of air quality changes. After learning of basics of meteorology and climatology will be explained relations between emissions and air quality in our industrial region, with legislative background and the possibilities of air quality control in those area.

Compulsory literature:

1. Jeppesen. 050 Meteorology. Oxford Aviation Limited. 2001

Recommended literature:

1. Jeppesen. 050 Meteorology. Oxford Aviation Limited. 2001

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

control test



Other requirements



Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
616-0425 MT1 Meteorology 1 Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Atmosphere Composition, extent, vertical division Temperature Transfer of heat, warming the atmosphere Measurement Vertical distribution of temperature Vertical temperature gradient, stability and instability The temperature near the ground, ground effects, daily temperature variation, cloud effects, effects of wind Atmospheric pressure Barometric pressure isobar Pressure change with altitude The density of the atmosphere The interrelationship of pressure, temperature and density International Standard Atmosphere (ISA) Altimetry Barometric altitude, density altitude, true altitude Height above airport, altitude, flight level Setting the measurement of height: QNH, QFE, 1013.25 hPa Calculation of terrain clearance, lowest usable flight level, rule of thumb for the effects of pressure and temperature The effect of airflow zrychlovaného influence of topography, changes in temperature and pressure Wind Definition and Measurement The primary cause of wind, pressure gradient, Coriolis force gradient wind General circulation around the globe Change in wind with height Changing wind caused queues Local winds, anabatic and katabatic winds, land and sea breezes, venturi effects The origin of the jet stream Description and location of jet streams Recognition of jet streams CAT: cause, prevalence and prediction Humidity Water vapor in the atmosphere The temperature / dew point, mixing ratio, relative humidity Change in aggregation (coagulation) Condensation, evaporation, sublimation, freezing and melting, latent heat Adiabatic Clouds and fog Formation of clouds Cloud types, cloud classification Flying conditions in each type of cloud Fog, mist, haze Types of fog, causes Precipitation Development of precipitation Types of precipitation, the dependence on the type of cloud Air masses and fronts Types of air masses Description, factors affecting the properties of air masses Classification of airmasses, region of origin, transformation The interface between air masses (fronts), general situation, geographical distribution Warm Front, with the associated clouds and weather Cold Front, with its associated clouds and weather Warm sector related clouds and weather Weather behind the cold front Occlusion with associated clouds and weather Stationary front, with the associated clouds and weather Movement of fronts and pressure systems, life cycle Pressure Systems Location of main pressure units Anticyclones, types, main characteristics, cold and warm anticyclones, ridges, subsidence Thermal, orographic and secondary cyclone, furrows Tropical cyclones, origin and local names, places and periods of Climatology Climatic zones General circulation in the troposphere and lower stratosphere in different seasons Tropical rain climate, dry climate, the climate of middle latitudes, subarctic, the cold winter climate, snow climate Tropical Climatology Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), weather in the ITCZ, the general movement in different seasons Climatic features related to the (monsoons, trade winds, sandstorms, cold air incursions) Typical weather situations in mid-latitudes Western Waves Areas of high pressure Local weather and winds seasons Risk of flight Icing Weather conditions for ice accretion, topographical effects Types of icing Danger caused by the formation and accretion of ice, to avoid frost Turbulence Influences on the flight, avoiding CAT: the effects of years Wind shear, impact on flight Weather conditions for windshear Storms The structure of thunderstorms, squall lines (lines of instability), the sequence of developmental stages, storm cells, electricity in the atmosphere, static charges Conditions for the formation and development process, a prediction, the location, type specification Development and effect phenomenon downburst The emergence of lightning and lightning effects on aircraft and flight performance Tornadoes Danger in the mountainous areas Influence of terrain on clouds and precipitation, crossed the front Vertical movements, mountain wave, windshear, turbulence, icing Development and influence of valley inversions Visibility reducing phenomena Reduction of visibility caused by haze, smoke, dust, sand and rainfall Reduction of visibility caused by low and high destratified destratified snow Meteorological observations On the ground - surface wind, visibility and runway visual range, transmisometry; Clouds - type, quantity, and the base height limit of the airport, move, weather - involving all types of precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, dew point, atmospheric pressure Height of observation Satellite observations, interpretation Observations of ground and airborne weather radar interpretation Observation and reporting of aircraft systems, data links, PIREPS Weather maps Significant weather maps Ground Map Elevation Maps Symbols and characters, and analyzed the prognostic maps Information for flight planning Airlines codes: METAR, TAF, SPECI, SIGMET, SNOWTAM, condition of the runway Weather Radio broadcasts for aviation: VOLMET, ATIS, HF-VOLMET, ACARS The content and use of meteorological flight documentation Meteorological briefing and consultation Systems for measuring and signaling the wind shear at low levels, inversion Special weather warnings Information for flight planning computer

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2007/2008 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 20  5
        Examination Examination 80  60
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2009/2010 (B3712) Air Transport Technology (3708R037) Aircraft Operation Technology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
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