Course: Agrometeorology

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Course title Agrometeorology
Course code KKM/AGME
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Ondr Pavel, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Koupilová Monika, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
History of meteorology, meteorological service in our country. Atmosphere, layers of the atmosphere, structure, adulterants and pollution. Sunshine, basic codes, sunshine in the atmosphere, spectral constitution. Radiation characteristics, lighting, long wave radiation, radiation balance of earth, absorption of the radiation. Air temperature, temperature characteristic, temperature layers in the atmosphere, adiabatic and pseudoadiaabatic circulation. Air moisture, basic characteristics, contents of water vapour and air density. Condensation of water vapour, types of clouds, interception and structure of precipitation. Evaporation, basic characteristics, vapour from water, soil and plants. Air pressure, pressure gradients, weather and human medicine. Winds in the atmosphere, Coriolis force, general circulation, speed. Basic pressure types, cyclon and anticyclon types of weather. Synoptic meteorology. Climatology, Europe and Czech climate. Agroclimatic condition in the Czech Republic. Weather and plant diseases, pests and weeds. Dangerous atmospheric situations, mainly frost.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration
  • Preparation for classes - 12 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 48 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to make the students acquainted with notions and relations in the field of agrometeotology
The student is able to serve the meteorological station and evaluate the measured data. It is also able to analyze the weather forecast analysis. The student is able to prevent adverse meteorological influences on agricultural production.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledges from grammar school - geography and physics

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Interview, Systematic student observation

Credit Requirements: Active participation in seminars, submission of seminar paper, credit test Exam requirements: Written test, oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Havlíček, V. a kol.:. Agrometeorologie. 1. vyd. Praha, Státní zemědělské nakladatelství. Praha, 1986.
  • Kožnarová, V., Klabzuba, J.:. Aplikovaná meteorologie a klimatologie, ČZU Praha 2005.
  • Špánik, F. a kol.:. Aplikovaná agrometeorológia. Nitra, 1999.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Land Adjustment and Real Estate Trade (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2018) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2019) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter