Course: Physical Geography I (Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology)

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Course title Physical Geography I (Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology)
Course code KGE/FYG1Z
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rypl Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Karvánková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the problems physical geography, introduction to the studies meteorology and climatology 2. Characteristics of atmosphere, basic meteorological elements and their climatological characteristics 3. Basic meteorologic elements and their climatological characteristics 4. Basic meteorologic elements and their climatological characteristics, general circulation of atmosphere 5. General circulation of atmosphere 6. Bases prognoses weather, climate of the Earth 7. Current climetic fluctuation, climate of atmospheric ground layer 8. Introduction to the studies hydrology and oceanography 9. Oceanography 10. Hydrography water streams 11 .Hydrology water streams 12. Underground waters 13. Hydrology of lakes and morasses, characteristics underground and surface waters 14. Water in unyielding state

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
Acquisition of cognitions and skills from sub-disciplines of physical geography - from meteorology and hydrology, acquisition of basic knowledge from meteorology. Meteorology and climatology - climatic system of the Earth, characteristics of atmosphere, essential meteorological elements and their climatologic features, general circulation of atmosphere, climatic classifications, changes and variations of climate, climate of atmospheric ground layer, climate of cities, air pollution. Hydrology - world water reserves, Earth's hydrologic cycle, basics from oceanography, hydrography of water streams and their hydrological regimes, underground waters, lakes and morasses, water in snow and ice, pollution, protection and management of water resources.
Student competences after graduation of the subject result especially from the aims of the subject (see.) and the content of the subject (see.).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Students work up fragmentary works and work up the seminar work on a given subject in requisite range and structure that they will be present
Recommended literature
  • Bradshaw, M., Weaver, R.:. Foundations of Physical Geography. Wm. C. Brown Communications, Dubuque, 433 p., 1995.
  • Demek, J., Quitt, E., Raušer, J.:. Úvod do obecné fyzické geografie. Academia, Praha, 400 s., 1976.
  • Chábera, S., Kossl, R.:. Základy fyzické geografie (přehled hydrogeografie). Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, 159 s., 1999.
  • Kříž, H.:. Groundwater Regimes and Resources Forecasting. Methods and practical applications. Institute of the Hydrodynamics of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague, 229 p., 1996.
  • Netopil, R., Brázdil, R., Demek, J., Prošek, P.:. Fyzická geografie I. SPN, Praha, 273 s., 1984.
  • Thomas, D.S.G., Goudie, A.:. The dictionary of physical geography. Blackwell Publisher Ltd, Oxford, 610 p., 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in geography (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter