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ADVANCED METEOROLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
AVM408 ADVANCED METEOROLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to examine the meteorological phenomena in the atmosphere, to determine the effects of meteorological phenomena in aviation and to analyze the precautions related to these phenomena through case studies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include subjects such as concepts of atmosphere layers, temperature, heat, humidity, pressure and density, classification of clouds, icing, thunderstorm and turbulence.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Identify basic meteorological concepts.
Explain the meteorological reports and documents used in aviation.
Classify the meteorological phenomena occurring in the atmosphere according to their types.
Analyze meteorological reports and documents.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 READING Main concepts of meteorology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 READING Meteorological codes in aviation: international civil aviation organization and standard air regulations Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 READING Meteorological codes in aviation: international civil aviation organization and standard air regulations Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 READING Meteorology documents for flight , METAR - I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 READING Meteorology documents for flight, METAR - II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 READING Meteorological cards – I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 READING Meteorological cards – II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 READING SPECI, TAF Reports – I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 READING SPECI, TAF Reports – II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 READING Tracking of weather events on aviation Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 READING Clear-air turbulence (CAT): definition, reasons and intensity. CAT dangers in airplanes. Range of visibility: Atmospheric uncertainty reasons. Jet flows. Airport space selection – I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 READING Clear-air turbulence (CAT): definition, reasons and intensity. CAT dangers in airplanes. Range of visibility: Atmospheric uncertainty reasons. Jet flows. Airport space selection - II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 READING Weather conditions for aircrafts, rockets, missiles and missiles. Low sight level in terminals, low level jets and wind truss, icing in aircrafts and turbulence – I Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 READING Weather conditions for aircrafts, rockets, missiles and missiles. Low sight level in terminals, low level jets and wind truss, icing in aircrafts and turbulence - II Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Grant, R. (2017). Flight: The Complete History of Aviation. UK: Penguin Random house.
Cakici, M. (2014). Havada Kalan Sorular. Istanbul: Efil Publications.
Knox J. A. , Ackerman S. A. (2015), Meteoroloji, (Trns. Kadioglu M., Cakir S.), Ankara: Nobel Publications

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 2 15 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 14 28
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0