616-2028/01 – Basics of Environmental meteorology and Climatology (ZEMaK)

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 graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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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+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

- Student will be able to formulate the basic concepts and relationships of meteorology and climatology - Student will be able to use the acquired knowledge in practice for the assessment of weather in relation to pollution air and weather conditions for the dispersion of pollutants in the air - Student will be able to present and articulate their knowledge in the field of meteorology and climatology

Teaching methods



As part of the course, students learn about the Earth's atmosphere and heating processes at the Earth's surface and troposphere sunlight. They will learn the relationship between the heating of the troposphere, horizontal changes in the pressure field, the emergence of flow and general circulation of the atmosphere. Become familiar with the causes and course of climate cycles on Earth and in temperate regions. Become familiar with the stability of the atmosphere and its impact on the dispersion of pollutants in the air. In conclusion, identify types of air masses and their alternation in the temperate zone of Europe, queues and their impacts on air quality changes. Upon learning the basics of meteorology and climatology will be familiar with emissions - air pollution in industrial relations in the Ostrava region and legislative documents and the way to improve and maintain air quality.

Compulsory literature:

AHRENS, Donald C. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment. Published by Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2008, 624 p., ISBN: 0534397719

Recommended literature:

SEINFELD, John H. a Spyros N. PANDIS. Atmospheric chemistry and physics: from air pollution to climate change. 2nd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2006. ISBN 0-471-72018-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- control test - active participation on excercises


Other requirements

- credit test - active participation on excercises


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Earth's atmosphere, composition and vertical structure of the atmosphere. 2. Temperature mode and the second heat exchange in the atmosphere. 3. Air moisture, phase transitions of water in the atmosphere. Precipitation. 4. Pressure, the pressure change with height, the horizontal pressure change causes measurement. 5. Wind, definition, measurement, causes the wind, the wind change with height, the general circulation of the atmosphere, local circulation systems. 6. Queues, air mass. The sounding output and its evaluation, the stability of the atmosphere. 7. Dispersion conditions depending on meteorological elements. 8. Fundamentals climatology Earth. Typical weather situations in mid-latitudes. 9. Weather observations, sources of meteorological information. Weather patterns and dispersion of pollutants in the air. Weather forecast with regard to dispersion conditions. 10. Pollution and air pollution. Protection of the atmosphere. Basic concepts and characteristics. 11. air pollutants. The breakdown of pollutants. Classification of sources. Air pollution of natural and anthropogenic origin. 12. Possibilities of emission reduction. Technical measures at the sources. Equipment to capture emissions. 13. Air protection legislation. Clean Air Act.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 20  5
        Examination Examination 80  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% participation in excercises

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (B0712A130004) Chemical and environmental engineering OZP P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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