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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Meteorology and Air Quality Models


School Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Course ID ENVE 332 Semester 5th
Course Category Required
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS
Lectures and Tutorials 3
Th=2, E=1, L=0
Course Type Scientific Area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students Yes
Course URL https//   (in Greek)



Learning Outcomes

The course is the main introductory course to the concepts and the processes that take place in the atmosphere.

The course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of meteorological parameters and their impact on the analysis of environmental processes and problems. The course introduces students to vertical processes in the atmosphere as well as to the analysis of environmental data for the evaluation of energy and environmental systems and services. It also refers to introductory concepts about climate and climate change.

The course is the basis on which specific methodologies and techniques of process analysis in the atmosphere are developed and can be used in other courses for the following semesters.

Finally, the aim of the course is for students to understand the importance of evaluation of meteorological measurements in energy and environmental challenges.

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Recall the basic and critical characteristics of meteorological systems, their connection to energy and environmental systems and processes and the principles of atmospheric processes.

  • Use tools and techniques for analyzing environmental data to ensure the quantification and management of environmental projects.

  • Analyze the processes of atmosphere and climatic characteristics.

  • Calculate the basic elements of vertical processes in the atmosphere.

  • Evaluates the main variables of the atmospheric boundary layer.

General Competencies/Skills
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international frame


  1. Introduction to the structure of the atmosphere.
  2. Heat and Radiation balances into the atmosphere.
  3. The air temperature and its  vertical changes in the atmosphere.
  4. Environmental Stability-Monitoring and instrumentation.
  5. Humidity - Evaporation and Transpiration.
  6. Water in the atmosphere. Precipitation.
  7. Thermodynamic diagrams.
  8. Tephigrams
  9. Atmospheric Pressure and Wind.
  10. Local winds and atmospheric circulation.
  11. Air masses and fronts.
  12. Weather forecast models.
  13. Climate change.



Lecture Method Direct (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Specialized software
  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures 26
- Tutorials 13
- Autonomous study 61
Course Total 100

Assessment Method

I. Written final examination (100%):
- Questions of theoretical knowledge.
- Theoretical problems to be resolved.


  • Book Eudoxus [33134074]: A. Baltas. Applied Meteorology.
  • Book Eudoxus [11083]: Flokas A. Lessons of meteorology and climatology.


Course Instructor: Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - EnvEng)
Lectures: Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - EnvEng)
Tutorial exercises: Professor D. Kolokotsa (Faculty - EnvEng)
Laboratory Exercises: