Course: Physical properties of the atmosphere and air protection

« Back
Course title Physical properties of the atmosphere and air protection
Course code UF/PA126
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • ZAPLETAL Miloš, doc. Ing. Dr.
Course content
Basic information about the atmosphere. The composition and vertical structure of the atmosphere. Solar and longwave radiation. Sources of pollutants in the atmosphere. Transport of substances across atmosphere, sinks and outputs. Air pollution. Physical, chemical and biological factors that affect air quality. Characteristics of air pollutants. Outdoor and indoor environments. Atmospheric deposition. Physical, chemical and meteorological processes that lead to atmospheric deposition. The deposition processes (wet and dry deposition). Atmospheric deposition in local and regional scale. Atmospheric deposition in the Czech Republic. Air pollution modeling. Mathematical models of air pollution. Modeling of atmospheric deposition of acidifying components. Modelling the deposition flux of ozone. Measurements of ozone. Use the resistance analogy for modeling the deposition rates of ground-level ozone. Measurements of ozone deposition flux with gradient and eddy covariance method. Multiplicative deposition model. Stomatal flux of ozone. Modelling the deposition flux of ozone. Air quality assessment. The role of monitoring in air quality management. Air pollution monitoring and network monitoring. The limits of air pollution (emissions, pollution, deposition limits). Effects of air pollution. Effects of air pollutants on human health, ecosystems and materials. Exposure, critical levels and loads. Acidification and eutrophication of ecosystems. Natural and anthropogenic climate change. Disruption of the stratospheric ozone layer. Anthropogenic affecting ambient concentrations of ground-level ozone. Protection of atmosphere and climate. The origin of the emission. Dust and gases. Legal protection of the atmosphere and air. Main activities and international conventions on the protection of the atmosphere and air.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • Barros, V.:. Globální změna klimatu.. Praha, 2006.
  • Bednář, J.:. Fyzika mezní vrstvy atmosféry.. Praha, 1985.
  • Braniš, M., Hůnová, I.:. Atmosféra a klima. Aktuální otázky ochrany ovzduší.. Praha, 2009.
  • Pechala, F., Bednář, J.:. Příručka dynamické meteorologie.. Praha, 1991.
  • Zapletal, M.:. Atmosférická depozice acidifikačních činitelů na území České republiky.. Opava, 1997.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Environmental Monitoring (2) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Environmental Monitoring (1) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Winter