Course title:Environmental Modelling
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology
Course code:KFG / 7ENMO
Level of study:Mgr.
Format of study:Lecture 2 [Hours/Week], Practical classes 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:Mgr. Stanislav Ruman, Ph.D. (G); doc. RNDr. Tomáš Galia, Ph.D.; Mgr. Vít Kašpar, Ph.D.
Language:Czech, English
ISCED F broad:Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Annotation:Environmental models have established themselves among the widely used tools for describing and predicting processes in landscapes, and their importance for solving purely practical tasks is still increasing. At the beginning of the course, students are introduced to the general possibilities of environmental modeling for individual landscape spheres. Subsequently, lectures are dedicated to the theoretical foundations of rainfall-runoff models, which currently rank among the most used types of environmental models, and to procedures for sensitivity analysis, parameter optimization, and uncertainty analysis. In the subsequent exercises, students tackle a practical task where they demonstrate the ability to analyze a given problem using theoretical knowledge from the lectures and the use of modern modeling software (HEC-HMS). In the final part of the course, students learn about modeling the cycle of selected biogenic substances and energies in the landscape. Specifically, in this part of the course, students will become familiar with both the theoretical foundations and practically oriented approaches to modeling ecosystem services provided by vegetation, specifically the capture of air pollutants and the ability to create specific microclimatic conditions.