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.

The course aims to increase the candidates level of meteorology knowledge up to Master of Yachts Limited 200 GT requirements.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • 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

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