Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002082014CLIMATOLOGY-IICompulsory244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objectives of the courses are to give an introduction in the theoretical background in the atmospheric and hydrological processes and their interaction. The main vertical components are evaporation and precipitation. Special emphasis is given on the spatial - temporal scale of the processes.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Ecmel Erlat
Learning Outcomes
1An ability to analyze hydrologic cycle and its components
2Be able to describe the role of atmospheric moisture, its global spatial distribution, and its importance in energy exchange, and cloud and precipitation formation.
3Be able to explain the physical processes leading to the formation of atmospheric features including clouds, precipitation
4Be able to describe formation of air masses, fronts and other atmospheric systems like tropical cylone
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Global hydrologic cycle atmospheric moisture, its global spatial distribution, and its importance in energy exchange, and cloud and precipitation formation
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Measures of humidity.Expression
2Evaporation and condensationExpression
3Fog formation, propertiesExpression
4CloudsExpression
5Precipitation processes, precipitation types and measurementExpression
6Factors affecting rainfall, geographical distribution of rainfallExpression
7The types of precipitation regimesExpression
8Midterm (Visa)
9The development of the concept of air masses Air Masses, source regions and classifications of air masses Expression
10The physical properties of air masses (temperature, humidity and stability)Expression
11The geographic distribution of air masses Air mass in the northern hemisphere (especially the European and Asian continents and the Mediterranean Basin) Expression
12The concept of fronts, the meteorological features of frontsExpression
13Cyclogenesis The properties of cold and warm fronts at the mid-latitude depression Life cycle of mid-latitude depression Expression
14Tropical CyclonesExpression
15Thunderstorms and TornadosExpression
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Barry R.G. and Chorley R. J. (1998) Atmosphere, Weather and Climate (7th edn), Routledge London (409 pp.) Erlat E. 2009. İklim Sistemi ve İklim Değişmeleri. Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Yayınları No: 155, İzmir. Erol O. (1999) Genel Klimatoloji (Genişletilmiş 5. Basım). Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul (399 s.). Legates D. R. (1996). Precipitation; in Schneider, S. H. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, Oxford University Press, New York , 608-12. Moran J. M., Morgan M. D.and Pauley P. M. (1997). Meteorology. Prentice Hall, New Jersey (530 pp.)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Criticising Paper248
Self Study10220
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading21020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)106
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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