Marine forecasting training

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

The marine forecasting training is designed for current forecasters, researchers or users of wave-model products, who need an improved understanding of how numerical wave models produce their forecasts and output products.

Wave forecasting

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

Course length: 2 days.

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

On completion of this course you will be able to: 

  • describe wave generation in terms of wind/wave relationships and atmospheric stability;
  • 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: 14 August 2012