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Weather Forecast

Course Description

A stand alone course for those who are seeking a comprehensive understanding of the factors involved in world meteorology and weather routing for long distance or ocean passages.

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Pre-Requisites

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What's included?

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What does this mean? Instead of doing this course in a fixed location, you can optionally opt to do it while being part of a sailing expedition with our partners in Atlantic Explorers! If you are searching for adventure and a unique learning experience, you should check this out.

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Structure of the course

The following are the main subjects to be taught during this course. After completion, the student should be competent at an acceptable level.

  • Causes of wind
  • Air masses
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Air circulation
  • Coriolis Effect
  • Polar fronts
  • Depressions
  • Anti-cyclones
  • Warm fronts
  • Cold fronts
  • Ridges, troughs, squalls
  • Effect of jet stream
  • High pressure/ low pressure systems
  • Frontal depressions
  • Cloud types
  • Buy Ballots law
  • Sea /land breezes
  • Types of fog
  • Thunder and lightning
  • The Beaufort scale
  • Effects of friction
  • Barometric pressure
  • Sources of weather forecasts
  • Gale warnings
  • General synopsis
  • Sea area forecast
  • International weather map systems
  • Tropical revolving storms
  • Understanding hurricanes
  • Tropical waves, depressions and storms
  • Navigable semicircle
  • Dangerous quadrant
  • Significant wave heights
  • Radio warnings

If you want to know more details about the course outline and subjects, please contact us here.

Requirements

Some of our courses require some qualifications or previous experience from the candidate due to the nature the course.

This are the pre-requirements to book and join this course:

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Downloadable resources

Use this documents to start learning and preparing your course. Please note that you should go through all this information before you start your course with us.

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