Microclimatology applied to cultural heritage

A.Y. 2016/2017
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To introduce physical quantities and processes which control the state and the dynamical evolution of the atmosphere surrounding objects of historical, artistic, cultural interest. The focus will be (1) on the effects of the variability of temperature, humidity, radiation, air pollution on cultural heritage and (2) on the monitoring techniques of micro-meteorology.
Expected learning outcomes
Ability to read technical and scientific texts about measuring instruments, monitoring procedures, data analysis, physical processes related to the interaction of cultural heritage with surrounding atmosphere.
Ability to recognize the effects of microclimate and air quality on the cultural heritage.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
1) Microclimate, air, temperature, humidity (basic thermodynamics applied to the study of closed spaces and to conservation practice). Methods of measurement and monitoring of temperature and humidity.
2) Description of air masses and of vertical motions (equivalent, potential and virtual temperature, adiabatic gradient, atmosphere stability). Methods of measurement and monitoring of wind and air circulation indoor.
3) Radiation. Natural and artificial illumination. Methods of measurement and monitoring of radiation.
4) Physics of condensation and rainfall. Methods of measurements of rainfall.
5) Dispersion of pollutants and atmospheric instability. Dry and wet deposition.
NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
Course syllabus
1) Microclimate, air, temperature, humidity (basic thermodynamics applied to the study of closed spaces and to conservation practice). Methods of measurement and monitoring of temperature and humidity.
2) Description of air masses and of vertical motions (equivalent, potential and virtual temperature, adiabatic gradient, atmosphere stability). Methods of measurement and monitoring of wind and air circulation indoor.
3) Radiation. Natural and artificial illumination. Methods of measurement and monitoring of radiation.
4) Physics of condensation and rainfall. Methods of measurements of rainfall.
5) Dispersion of pollutants and atmospheric instability. Dry and wet deposition.
GEO/12 - OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Giudici Mauro
Professor(s)
Reception:
By phone or mail appointment
via Cicognara 7