Marine - introduction to meteorology
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.
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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