Meteorological refresher

designed to update and extend the meteorological knowledge of experienced staff who are not currently engaged in operational forecasting

The meteorological refresher course is designed to update and extend the meteorological knowledge of experienced staff who are not currently engaged in operational forecasting.

Course length: 10 days

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

Aim: To update and extend the student's meteorological knowledge and, where appropriate, facilitate career development.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles of synoptic meteorology to analyse synoptic observations, satellite and radar imagery and basic numerical weather prediction output;

  • outline the principles of operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems, describing recent updates to NWP products and the limitations of NWP;

  • interpret weather satellite and rainfall radar imagery, stating their strengths and weaknesses;

  • combine the new understanding of theory, NWP and observational systems to explain current weather conditions.

How to book: If you would like more information or to book a space on the course, please email us at moc.enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk

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Last updated: 7 February 2014