Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Bio-climatology p/t
Course code:KBKL
Course title in language of instruction:K-Bioklimatologie
Course title in Czech:K-Bioklimatologie
Course title in English:Bio-climatology p/t
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 14/5
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2017/2018 - FH
Name of lecturer:Ing. RNDr. Jaroslav Rožnovský, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:Aim of the course Bioclimatology is to clarify the nature of the climate system and its processes. To teach meteorological methods for bioclimatological and agroclimatological analysis and evaluation of horticulture environment. The content of lectures are theoretical foundations of meteorology and climatology, meteorological measurements and their statistical evaluation. Further explanation of the basis of climate processes, standardization, categorization and classification of climate. The lectures including links to growth and development of field crops. The exercises are used knowledge from lectures in the development and evaluation of the synoptic situation, assessment of the site's climate in the CR and its agroclimatological description.
Course contents:
1.Climatological system (allowance 4/1) and climate, network of meteorological stations and their operation, air and its composition, physical and chemical properties of gases, stratification of the atmosphere radiation, sun, forms and components of solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, physiological effects of solar radiation.
c.radiation and energy balance, short, long-balance energy flow, balance in the landscape, vegetation, buildings
d.soil and air temperature, gradients, temperature changes in the environment
e.evaporation and humidity, evapotranspiration, methods of calculation, moisture characteristics, condensation, horizontal and vertical hydrometeors, clouds, clouds, precipitation, their intensity, efficiency, interception stands.

2.Fundamentals of synoptic meteorology (allowance 4/1)
a.air pressure, equation of state of gases, atmospheric stability, pressure gradients, pressure field, pressure formations.
b.the circulation of the atmosphere, patterns of air flow, the flow characteristics, general circulation, the wind, the local flow.
c.origin and evolution of cyclones, atmospheric fronts, influence on the weather, weather forecast, weather for agriculture.

3.Climatology a agroclimatology (allowance 6/3)
a.fundamentals of climatology.
b.methods, categories and types of climate, climate classification.
c.Climatological data processing, statistical methods for analysis of climate data, the theory of climate change, application of the theory of greenhouse effect, the possibility of climate change, evaluation of outputs of the crop and climate models. and Europe climate, climate of the CR, radiation, temperature and precipitation conditions, climate classification
e.agroclimatological elements and characteristics, canopy climate, phenology

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to solve problems
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyze the weather forecast and a detailed knowledge of its resources
-Ability to develop short-term agrometeorological forecasts in horticulture
-Analysis and synthesis of soil-plant-atmosphere with emphasis on weather and climate
-Experience and ability to process meteorological and climate data
-knowledge of the water regime in the landscape

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:oral and written examination
after successful completion of a written test follows thirty-minute oral exam, the student must answer four questions from more than 50%
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture14 h
     practice5 h
     consultation4 h
     preparation for exam57 h
     preparation for regular assessment30 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h
     elaboration of reports30 h
     elaboration and execution of projects8 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • ROŽNOVSKÝ, J. -- HAVLÍČEK, V. Bioklimatologie. 1. vyd. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 1998. 155 p. ISBN 80-7157-291-8.
  • SVOBODA, J. -- ŽALUD, Z. Bioklimatologie: (návody do cvičení). 2. vyd. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 2003. 75 p. ISBN 80-7157-693-X.
Recommended reading list
  • GRIFFITHS, J F. Handbook of Agricultural Meteorology. Nex York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 320 p. ISBN 0-19-506240-X.
  • POTTER, T D. -- COLMAN, B R. Handbook of weather, climate, and water : dynamics, climate, physical meteorology, weather systems, and measurements.  Hoboken, N.J. 2003. ISBN 0471214906, 0471721603. URL: