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Advanced Marine Meteorology

Course Length: 4 hours

Course Overview:
Using the knowledge gained in the Basic and Intermediate Marine Meteorology courses, participants will learn to diagnose and understand a weather-related boating misadventure of their own choosing or a hypothetical incident. Surface, upper-air and satellite data will be collected from on-line meteorological and oceanographic archives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The data will be analyzed to produce a 4-D image of the weather (N-S, E-W, vertical, time). Using this information, decisions that led to the misadventure will be reviewed and revised to avoid a future incident. Current on-line NOAA weather information and forecasts will be used to plan a future voyage.

Completion of the Basic and Intermediate Marine Meteorology courses or a thorough understanding of OPC/TPC surface weather maps and upper air charts and sources of essential weather information covered in the courses.

  • Diagnose and understand your own weather-related boating misadventure or a hypothetical incident
  • Obtain surface, upper-air and satellite data from on-line archives of the NOAA
  • Analyze the data to produce a 4-D image of the weather
  • Decisions that led to the misadventure reviewed and revised
  • Plan a future voyage using current on-line NOAA weather information and forecasts

  • Facilitator: TBA

    Tuition: $195. Tuition for companion (crew, mate, family member): $185.

    Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Advanced Marine Meteorology.

    The following suggested reference materials are available for purchase at Landfall or at your preferred book store:

    Weather At Sea 4th edition, Houghton (ISBN: 1904475167)
    North U Weather for Sailors 2nd edition, Biewenga (ISBN: 097446760X)

    Group and Multi-Course Discounts are available

    Students are also encouraged to consider
    Basic Marine Meteorology
    Intermediate Marine Meteorology

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