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Marine Weather University Fundamentals Course

Marine Weather University Fundamentals Course

USD$599.00

Peter Isler & Chris Bedford
Marine Weather University Fundamentals Course

MWU’s Fundamentals Course is comprised of eight classes – thoughtfully designed to raise your weather iQ in a sequential process that combines insightful instruction and world class content.

Fundamentals Course:
Eight Classes

Course Topics
Class 1 – Clouds and Marine Weather
Class 2 – Clouds and winds around them
Class 3 – Assessing the wind
Class 4 – Mid-Latitude Weather Systems
Class 5 – Satellite and Radar Interpretation
Class 6 – Local/Regional Winds
Class 7 – Weather Models
Class 8 – The Internet & Marine Weather

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Description

Bring your weather knowledge to the next level

MWU’s Fundamentals Course is comprised of eight classes – thoughtfully designed to raise your weather iQ in a sequential process that combines insightful instruction and world class content. Every boater understands the importance of weather – now is your chance to make the commitment to take your weather knowledge to the next level with the help of best in the business.

Curriculum

  1. Clouds & Marine Weather
    • Importance of Clouds
    • How do clouds form?
    • Cloud Classification
    • Cloud Identification
    • Short-term weather prediction using only clouds
  2. Clouds and winds around them
    • Sucking Clouds
    • Blowing Clouds
    • Organization Clouds
    • Cloud Lines – Convergence and divergence
    • Cloud Streets
    • Fronts
    • Thunderstorms/Squalls
  3. Assessing the wind
    • Characteristics of the Wind Direction
    • Characteristics of the Wind Speed
    • “It came out of nowhere”
    • Stability
    • Space and Time (Diurnal) Variation
  4. Mid-Latitude Weather Systems
    • Highs and lows
    • Basic weather map interpretation
    • Conceptual model of low pressure (Cyclone Model)
    • Practical examples
    • Making a forecast from the weather map
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  5. Satellite and Radar Interpretation
    • Satellite
    • Types of Satellite Images
    • How to Access
    • Identifying cloud types from satellite images
    • Assessing the winds from clouds
    • Radar
    • How it works
    • Cells vs Lines
  6. Local/Regional Wind
    • Sea/Lake Breezes
    • Land/Drainage Breezes
    • Valley/Terrain Flow
    • Downslope Winds
    • Channeled Flow
  7. Weather Models
    • What you need to know about how weather models work
    • Why models can fail
    • Ensemble models
    • GRIB files
  8. The Internet & Marine Weather
    • Sources
    • Free
    • Subscription
    • Proper Use Demonstration

MWU Instructors

Peter Isler

Peter Isler
FOUNDER

Chris Bedford

Chris Bedford
WEATHER COACH

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