Applied Climatology

two modules providing a basic background in UK and global applied climatology

This course is split into two modules and provides a basic background in UK and global applied climatology for staff responding to customer enquiries.

Location: Courses are held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at a location of your choice.

UK Applied Climatology

Duration: Two days

Aim: To develop familiarity with UK climatology, with a focus on the factors vital to customer service.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the climatology of various areas of the United Kingdom, with particular reference to the topography and proximity to the sea;

  • describe the broad-scale features in terms of typical UK surface patterns and weather systems, using your knowledge of air masses and frontal systems;

  • provide useful climatological guidance to customers, with particular emphasis on weather sensitivity & extreme value analysis, site representativity, rainfall return periods, MORECS and climate change impacts.

Global Applied Climatology

Duration: Two days

Aim: To develop familiarity with global climatology, with a focus on the factors vital to customer service.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the climatology of a region with particular reference to the topography and ocean circulation;

  • describe the broad-scale features in terms of typical surface (and upper air) patterns and weather systems;

  • provide useful climatological guidance to customers, including information on associated severe weather.

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

Last updated: 14 August 2012