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The post-graduate programme "Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment" aims to promote the science of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, through the establishment of specialised scientists as well as through the effective link among research, teaching and application.

The graduate students in order to obtain their Postgraduate Degree of Specialisation in "Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment" are required to successfully complete 4 semesters that correspond to a total of 120 ECTS. During the 1st, the 2nd and 3rd semesters, which correspond to 90 ECTS, the students have to attend and complete successfully the exams of their taught courses. During the 4th semester they follow a traineeship lasting one (1) month corresponding to 7 ECTS, and work on their Master Thesis (23 ECTS) which they defend in public.

The post-graduate programme offers a Postgraduate Degree of Specialisation in "Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment".

Upon successful completion of the programme requirements, the graduate will be able to acquire skills and knowledge in the fields of a) Meteorology, b) Climatology and c) Atmospheric Environment, directly related to fundamental and applied research in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Specifically, in the context of Meteorology, the students expand and deepen their knowledge in the subjects of Practical, Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology, Agro-meteorology, Cloud Physics and Hydro-meteorology, as well as in Weather Forecast and Weather Modification issues. Also, in the context of Climatology, the students enrich their knowledge in Dynamical, Physical and Applied Climatology, Climate Analysis Climate Change. Finally in the context of Atmospheric Environment the students follow taught courses giving emphasis on Atmospheric Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry, Earths Radiation Budget and the physical processes of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer.

The students, beyond the aforementioned theoretical taught courses, acquire practical experience from a traineeship of one (1) month in Macedonia Airport Weather Office and the Centre for Meteorological Applications of Greek Agricultural Insurance Organisation on issues related to Weather Forecast and Weather Modification and analysis and synthesis of meteorological data to produce weather maps. Finally the students acquire modern research experience through their research work in the framework of their Master Thesis.

Read more about the programme in MODIP e-Study Guide

View detailed description of courses in MODIP e-Study Guide
Y = Compulsory, E = Optional, GC = Greek Credits, ECTS = European Credits
Code Course GC ECTS
1st SEMESTER      
GMCM 101Y Practical Meteorology 2 5
GMCM 102Y Computers 2 5
GMCM 103Y Thermodynamics and Statics of the Atmosphere 2 5
GMCM 104Y Methods of Climatic Analysis 3 8
GMCM 105Y Solar and Terrestrial Radiation 3 7
2nd SEMESTER      


GMCM 201Y Dynamic Meteorology 3 6
GMCM 202Y Synoptic Meteorology 3 6
GMCM 203Y Hydrometeorology 2 4
GMCM 204Y Atmospheric Pollution 3 6
GMCM 205Y Agricaltural Meteorology 2 4
GMCM 206Y Climatic Changes 2 4
3rd SEMESTER      


GMCM 301Y Physics of the Clouds and Weather Change 4 8
GMCM 302Y Dynamic and Physical Climatology 3 6
GMCM 303Y Applied Climatology 2 4
GMCM 304Y Atmosphere Boundary Layer 2 4
GMCM 305Y Numerical Weather Forecast 2 4


GMCM 01Y Climate of the Mediterranean and Greece 1 2
GMCM 02Y Principles of Atmospheric Chemistry and Pollution 1 2
GMCM 03Y Satellite Meteorology and Climatology 1 2
GMCM 04Y Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) 1 2
4th SEMESTER      


GMCM 401Y Thesis 15 23
GMCM 402Y Practical Training (1 month) 5 7
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