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.