Information Package / Course Catalogue
Measurement and Evaluation of Meteorological Data
Course Code: ZTY517
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 2
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The aim of this course is to teach the measurement of meteorological data and the assessment of measurement results.

Course Content

Measurement of meteorological parameters with agricultural importance, principles of measurement apparatus, the techniques of filling the missing data, the interpretation of measurement data.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.Being familiar with measurement apparatus
2.Being able to assess the measurement results
3.Being able to interpret the measurement results
4.Being able to fill the missing data
5.Being able to make homogeneity analysis
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Özgürel M., Pamuk Mengü G. (2009) Agricultural Meteorology (Tarımsal Meteoroloji), Ege Üniversitesi Yayınları, Ziraat Fakültesi Yayın No: 567, İzmir.
2.Aküzüm ve ark. (1994)Meteorology I (Meteoroloji I), Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları Yayın No:1325, Ankara
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Observation and measurement concepts, measurement principles of meteorological data
Week 2 - Theoretical
Principles of temperature measurement; apparatus used to measure air and soil temperature, their principles; calculations of averages
Week 3 - Theoretical
Principles of sunshine duration and solar radiation measurement, characteristics and usage of apparatus to measure, calculation of daily data
Week 4 - Theoretical
Principles of air humidity measurement, characteristics and usage of apparatus to measure, calculation of daily average
Week 5 - Theoretical
Principles of precipitation measurement, calculation of rainfall amount, rainfall intensity and shower rainfall; relationship between elevation and precipitation
Week 6 - Theoretical
Appartus used to measure precipitation and calculation of daily rainfall amount
Week 7 - Theoretical
The basic principle of air pressure and wind measurements, speed, direction and frequency necessary for determining the identification of issues and the daily value
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Mid Term Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Factors affecting evaporation; measurement of evaporation
Week 10 - Theoretical
Measurement of evaporation from open water bodies and earth surface; apparatus used to measure evaporation
Week 11 - Theoretical
The run of day concept and the methods used to calculate
Week 12 - Theoretical
Calculation of monthly, annual and long-term data
Week 13 - Theoretical
Methods used to estimate missing data (correlation, double-mass etc.)
Week 14 - Theoretical
Interpolation and interpolation methods
Week 15 - Theoretical
Isotherm and isobar maps
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory145298
Lecture - Practice144284
Midterm Examination1628
Final Examination18210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
PÇ-6
PÇ-7
PÇ-8
PÇ-9
PÇ-10
OÇ-1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
OÇ-2
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
2
2
OÇ-3
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
OÇ-4
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
OÇ-5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
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