Course: Physical Geography 1

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Course title Physical Geography 1
Course code KGE/FG1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kopp Jan, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Distribution and water circulation on the Earth. Processes, storages, quantification. Water balance equation. Hydrological features - methods of measurement. Units in hydrology, mutual relationships. Statistical processing of hydrological data. Definition of a basin. Hydrography of a basin, evaluation methods. Types of river networks. Relationship between hydrographic and runoff conditions. Surface runoff. Flow origin and flow process. Riverbed processes. Water as a geomorphological agent. Geomorphological types of watercourses. Types of runoff system. Genetic classification, characteristics, examples. Types based on basal outflow. Drainage system of Czech rivers. Runoff extremes. Classification and evaluation. Classification of flooding by causes. Annual and daily flow. Curve of exceeding. Methods of classification of lakes and wetlands. Overview of the classifications. Genetic types of lakes. Lakes in the Czech Republic. A thermal stratification of lakes. Formation and characteristics of glaciers. Classification of glaciers. The importance of glaciers in the climate system. Underground waters, their detailed classification. The importance of underground water. Monitoring of underground waters. Stratification, composition and structure of the atmosphere. Air pressure. Soil temperature, water temperature and air temperature. Thermal stratification of atmosphere. Transformation of solar radiation in the atmosphere. Greenhouse effect. Water in the atmosphere: air humidity, evaporation, clouds, precipitation, fronts. Meteorological elements: measurement, processing. Weather forecasts. Airflow in the atmosphere. Causes of flow, acting forces. Local winds. Atmospheric general circulation on a planetary scale. Causes, incidence, seasonal changes. Classification of climate of the Earth. Classification approaches. Characteristics of the world ocean. Morphometry of the ocean ground. Properties of sea water. Movements of sea water and their classification.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Lecture, Lecture with visual aids, Seminar, Field trip
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 35 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
to know the basics of physical geography and mathematics on graduate-level high school
professional skills
to be able use the basic methods of data processing on high school level
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the fields of meteorology, climatology and hydrology
to understand the connections between natural phenomena and processes
to explain fundamental basic research methods in meteorology, climatology and hydrology
professional skills
to be able apply knowledge in the fields of meteorology, climatology and hydrology in simple tasks
to obtain information from relevant sources and to process them into a professional presentation
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture with visual aids
Seminar
Field trip
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bednář, Jan. Meteorologie : úvod do studia dějů v zemské atmosféře. Vyd. 1. Praha : Portál, 2003. ISBN 80-7178-653-5.
  • Blažek, Vladimír; Němec, Jan; Hladný, Josef. Voda v České republice. Praha: Consult, 2006. ISBN 80-903482-1-1.
  • Foresman, Timothy W.; Strahler, Alan H. Visualizing physical geography. 2nd ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012. ISBN 978-0-470-62615-3.
  • Herber, Vladimír; Suda, Jiří. Cvičení z fyzické geografie I - Hydrologie : Určeno stud. 1. a 2. roč. všech typů studia - aprobace geografie. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 1994. ISBN 80-7043-111-3.
  • Janský, Bohumír. Geografie moří a oceánů : Určeno pro posl. přírodovědecké fak. Univ. Karlovy. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1992. ISBN 80-7066-678-1.
  • Kopp, Jan. Vybrané kapitoly z fyzické geografie. Klimatologie. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Vydavatelství Západočeské univerzity, 1998. ISBN 80-7082-469-7.
  • Netopil, Rostislav . Fyzická geografie I.. Praha, 1984.
  • Pavelková Chmelová, Renata; Frajer, Jindřich. Základy fyzické geografie 1 : Hydrologie. 1. vyd. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2013. ISBN 978-80-244-3843-6.
  • Strahler, Alan H.; Strahler, Arthur Newell. Introducing physical geography. 4th ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2006. ISBN 0-471-67950-X.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (15) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Mathematics for Science (2012) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (15) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (15) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (1) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (14) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (15) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (14) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (15) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (13) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (13) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (15) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (1) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (14) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (13) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (13) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (14) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (14) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (13) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (13) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (14) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter