Basic Marine Meteorology
Course Length: 4 hours
The course covers the characteristics and understanding of the marine atmosphere: clouds, precipitation, winds, fronts and their descriptions on surface weather maps. Participants will learn the basics of these weather elements and where to find on-line marine weather information. The course provides the foundation for the Intermediate and Advanced Marine Meteorology courses.
Causes of weather: the atmosphere and principles of how clouds form; observing cloud types and what they mean to a mariner
Surface weather maps: an overview of weather systems including lows, fronts, and troughs; highs and ridges; surface chart symbols as depicted on Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) and Tropical Prediction Center (TPC) surface weather maps
Where to access essential weather information.
Facilitator: Dr. Ward Hindman
Tuition: $195. Tuition for companion (crew, mate, family): $185.
We Also Offer Multi-Course Discounts!
Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Basic Marine Meteorology.
Notes: 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 LMulti-Course Discounts are available
Students are also encouraged to consider
Intermediate Marine Meteorology
Advanced Marine Meteorology
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