Course detail

Meteorology, Hydrology and Geology

FCH-BC_MHGAcad. year: 2023/2024

Fundamental principles of teaching about atmosphere. Factors interferencing of production weather. Short - term weather forecast. Climatology, global disturbances and mutual impacts of far remote range . Characteristic basic hydrological terms. Principles movement of the water mass. Flood and their occurrence on territory Czech Republic. Possible causes of destruction water works and their running. Source of earthquakes, landslip and rocks, throughs of soil cavities and probability their occurrence on territory Czech Republic.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of courses in chemistry, physics and physical chemistry.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Completing the course proceeds in the form of Examination. In the examination, which is oral.
The degree of knowledge and understanding of individual concepts is evaluated.
Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but is recommended.


Adoption and understanding basic physical axioms and effects in atmosphere, hydrosphere and soil sphere.
Acquisition and understanding of basic physical principles and phenomena in the atmosphere, hydrosurface and pedosphere. Understanding the basic factors that influence the formation of weather. Understanding the key factors that influence climate change. Understanding the basic principles of water and soil movement.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Vysoudil Miroslav: Základy klimatologie a meteorologie (CS)
Ruda Aleš: Klimatologie a hydrogeografie (CS)
Bajer Aleš, Kučera Aleš, Vranová Valerie: Geologie (CS)
Pavelková Chmelová Renata, Frajer Jindřich: Základy fyzické geografie 1 - hydrologie (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPCP_ECHBM Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Characteristics of basic meteorological concepts.
2. Basic principles of air science.
3. Factors influencing weather formation. (Vertical atmospheric stability, temperature gradient.)
4. Synoptic maps, Short-term weather forecast.
5. Meteorological factors influencing the spread of contaminated air.
6. Characteristics of basic hydrological terms.
7. Principles of motion of water masses. (Floods and special floods, hydrological forecasting methods.)
8. Characteristics of the flood wave of special floods and methods of determining the extent of their effects.
9. Causes of earthquakes, landslides and rocks, falling earth voids and their likelihood of occurrence in the Czech Republic.
10. Possibilities of protection against these phenomena.