Marine forecasting

This course improves your understanding of how wave models produce forecasts and outputs

The marine forecasting training is designed to give an understanding of wave theory to enable forecasters and others to use operational wave model products effectively in the preparation of forecast products.

Wave forecasting

Aim: To enable forecasters and others to use operational wave model products effectively in the preparation of forecast products.

Course length: 2 days.

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

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe wave generation in terms of wind/wave relationships;
  • demonstrate wind and swell wave decay in deep and shallow waters and shoreline modification;
  • explain how a numerical weather prediction wave-model forecast is created;
  • describe the limitations of forecast products and discuss how forecasters can add value.

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

Last updated: 1 May 2015