Course Code: M204 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering • Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihai -Teopent Corcheș
Seminar tutor: Gianina Damian
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

-Developing scientific thinking, acquiring the skills needed to observe environmental phenomena and to solve specific problems correctly;
Acquiring the skills needed to effectively use information sources, developing individual study skills and teamwork skills;
-to help students to draw up different types of environmental assessment;

Course Entry Requirements:

- Physics

Course contents:

-Atmospheric composition; -Static atmosphere; -Thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere; -Solar thermal radiation and Earth-atmosphere system; -Sun and solar constant; -Short wavelength radiation in the atmosphere; -Earth and atmospheric radiation. Radiation balance; -The transport of heat into the atmosphere; -The thermal regime of the atmosphere; -The water cycle in the Earth-atmosphere system; -Air movement; -The hydrodynamic cycle; -Liquid precipitation -Snow -Evapotranspiration; The seminar covers the following main topics: -Components of the atmosphere; -Water vapor in the atmosphere; -Atmospheric pressure - atmospheric pressure measuring instruments. Air pressure variation with altitude; -Atmospheric humidity. Determining relative humidity of the atmosphere. Methods and instruments for measuring relative humidity and precipitation; -Air movement. Methods and instruments for measuring wind speed and direction; -Air temperature. Tools to determine and record the air temperature; -Solar radiation. Methods and instruments for measuring solar radiation.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Knowing and appropriate using the specific concepts of this domain; Explaining, modeling and interpreting the physical phenomena and processes that occur in the atmosphere; Knowing the experimental methods used to study Atmospheric physics

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (70% of the final grade)Carrying out practical work. (30% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

• Devendraa Siingh, A.K. Singh, R.P. Patel, Rajesh Singh, R.P. Sin 2009, Thunderstorms, lightning, sprites and magnetospheric whistler-mode radio waves
• Ayşegül YILMAZ, 2006, Atmosphere Physics;
• Abdel Hannachi, 2012, Climate Variability - Some Aspects, Challenges and Prospects