Marine - introduction to meteorology

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This course has been designed to give non-scientific staff basic knowledge of the fundamentals of meteorology in order to help them understand the impacts of the weather on their work.

Aim: An introduction to weather and forecasts and their impacts on the marine/offshore environment.

Course length: 3 to 5 days.

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Location: This course can be delivered at your request at your chosen location.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • interpret a weather chart;
  • state what impacts fronts and associated weather can have on marine operations;
  • identify clouds and state what weather they can produce;
  • explain why air masses are useful in forecasting the weather;
  • describe the forecasting process and its limitations;
  • explain how probability forecasting can be used to identify risk;
  • describe the tidal process;
  • explain the effect of meteorological influences (wind and pressure) on sea state.

"This course is very useful. A must have course for marine co-ordinators...I will recommend this course to all."  Duncan Gomes, Marine Co-ordinator for wind farm construction.

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Last updated: 16 June 2015