Meteorology (MAE802)

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School of Science

Academic Unit

Department of Mathematics

Level of Studies


Course Code




Course Title


Independent Teaching Activities

Lectures (Weekly Teaching Hours: 3, Credits: 6)

Course Type

Special Background

Prerequisite Courses -
Language of Instruction and Examinations


Is the Course Offered to Erasmus Students

Yes (in English)

Course Website (URL) See eCourse, the Learning Management System maintained by the University of Ioannina.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give students the opportunity to be familiar with the basic principles of Meteorology and realize if they are interested in working, studying or doing research on this scientific field in the future. Specifically, after the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Explain the definitions and the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the various meteorological parameters.
  • Describe and explain the various meteorological phenomena.
  • Describe and explain the main measurement techniques in Meteorology and the meteorological instruments.
General Competences
  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Working independently
  • Respect for the natural environment
  • Production of free, creative and inductive thinking


Weather and climate. Composition and vertical structure of the atmosphere. Solar radiation and mechanisms of heat transfer in the atmosphere. Air temperature. Atmospheric pressure. Wind. Large-scale and small-scale circulations in the atmosphere. Atmospheric humidity. Atmospheric stability. Clouds, fog, dew and frost. Precipitation (rain, snow, etc.). Fronts. Atmospheric disturbances. Measurement techniques and meteorological instruments. Fundamental elements of weather analysis and forecasting. Educational visit to the Laboratory of Meteorology of the Physics department and the university meteorological station.

Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation


Face to face

Use of Information and Communications Technology

Asynchronous online learning via Moodle is used for providing the lecture slides and the communication with the students.

Teaching Methods
Activity Semester Workload
Lectures (13X3) 39
Individual study 90
Solving exercises 15
Educational visits 6
Course total 150
Student Performance Evaluation

Written examinations at the end of semester, comprising questions of knowledge and understanding of the course content.

Attached Bibliography

See the official Eudoxus site or the local repository of Eudoxus lists per academic year, which is maintained by the Department of Mathematics. Books and other resources, not provided by Eudoxus:

  • Ahrens CD, Henson Ρ. 2018: Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate and the Environment 12th Edition, Cengage Learning.