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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

25214 - Meteorology and climatology

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Academic Year:
25214 - Meteorology and climatology
Faculty / School:
201 - Escuela Politécnica Superior
277 - Degree in Environmental Sciences
571 - Degree in Environmental Sciences
First Four-month period
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process used in this subject is based on the following methodology:

  • Autonomous work of the student, especially regarding the study and comprehension of the theoretical concepts.
  • Working into groups, including three or four students, to develop practical aspects of the subject.


5.2. Learning tasks

The learning process designed for this subject is based on the following activities:

  • Theoretical sessions, including exposure of the theory and problems resolution.
  • Laboratory sessions, that include the presentation of the report elaborated from the results obtained.
  • Making of a work related with some environmental aspects of the subject.

5.3. Syllabus



Unit 1: Introduction

Unit 2: The Atmosphere

Unit 3: Energy balance in the atmosphere

Unit 4: Thermodynamics of the atmosphere

Unit 5: Atmospheric Phenomena

Unit 6: Atmospheric Dynamics

Unit 7: The Climate

Unit 8: Climatic Classification

Unit 9: Climate Change




Exercise 1.- Incident Radiation in a photovoltaic panel

a). Voltage Dependence generated by the angle of incidence.

b). Voltage dependence generated by distance.


Exercise 2.- Determining air density and its relative humidity

a) Determining air density.

b) Determining dew point temperature

c) Determining relative humidity of air.


Exercise 3.- Determining adiabatic air coefficiency.

a) Measuring the MASS period of the oscillator.

b). Calculating the adiabatic coefficiency of air


Exercise 4.- Transmission of weather report

a) Decoding and graphic transcription of weather report. Encoding

b) Cifrado y transcripción gráfica de partes meteorológicos. Encoding and graphic transcription weather reports.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The estimated amount of work that the student must dedicate to this subject is about  150 h (6 ECTS), during 15 weeks, including holidays.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB Aguirre de Cárcer, Íñigo. Apuntes de meteorología y climatología para el medioambiente / Iñigo Aguirre de Cárcer y Pilar Carral . Madrid : Ediciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, D.L. 2008
BB Barry, Roger G.. Atmósfera, tiempo y clima / Roger G. Barry, Richard J. Chorley . 7ª ed Barcelona : Omega, D.L. 1999
BB Sendiña Nadal, Irene. Fundamentos de meteorología / Irene Sendiña Nadal, Vicente Pérez Muñuzuri . Santiago de Compostela : Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Servizo de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico, 2006
BB Vallée, Jean-Louis. Guía técnica de meteorología / Jean-Louis Vallée ; Traducción y adaptación a la Península Ibérica por Bernat Codina Sánchez y Augusto Burgueño Rivero Barcelona : Omega , D.L.2005
BB Zúñiga López, Ignacio. Meteorología y climatología / Ignacio Zúñiga López, Emilia Crespo del Arco Madrid : Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 2009
BC Ledesma Jimeno, Manuel. Climatología y meteorología agrícola / M. Ledesma Jimeno Madrid : Paraninfo, D.L. 2000
BC Ledesma, Manuel. Principios de meteorología y climatología / Manuel Ledesma Jimeno . 1ª ed. Madrid : Paraninfo, 2011


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