Crucifix Michel ;
van Ypersele de Strihou Jean-Pascal ;
Fichefet Thierry ;
Place of the course
General characteristics of the atmosphere; thermodynamics of dry air and moist air; static stability of the atmosphere; atmospheric dynamics; atmospheric heat gains and losses; large-scale atmospheric mean flows; air masses, fronts and synoptic weather systems; weather forecasting; regional climatic processes; climate changes.
To acquire the basic notions of meteorology needed to understand the main atmospheric phenomena and weather forecasting as well as some additional training in climatology.
Prerequisite: BIR 1333 Bioclimatology [15; 7.5] (2 credits).
Reference book: Triplet, J.P. et G. Roche, Météorologie générale, Météo-France, Trappes, 317 pp., 1996.