The aim of this course is to help learners meet the level of meteorological knowledge required when sitting their UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency oral exam at various levels.
Understanding the effect of strong extratropical depressions, tropical storms, fog and ice accretion on an array of vessels, as well as learning safety in treacherous weather conditions and how to efficiently create a passage plan.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Know why air moves in the atmosphere and how this causes cloud formation and precipitation.
- Understand how the circulation of air on a variety of scales causes local, regional and global weather patterns.
- Understand how tropical storms form and how they can be detected and avoided by seafarers