Introduction to meteorology

Marine Forecasting training helps forecasters use operational wave-model products effectively.

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

Course length:  3-5 days

Location: On request

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

On completion of this 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

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 11 January 2013