Course Description

This course is designed to provide the participant with fundamental meteorological theory and links the concepts to shipboard practice. The course provides the participant with knowledge to; understand and interpret synoptic weather charts, understand characteristics of various weather systems including tropical revolving storms, understand ocean current systems, calculate tidal conditions, and to use all appropriate navigational publications on tides and currents.

Course Outline

1.0 Planetary System of Wind and Pressure
2.0 Synoptic and Prognostic Charts and Forecasts
3.0 Maritime Forecast Code
4.0 Ice Types, Origins and Movements
5.0 Safety of Navigation in Ice
6.0 Formation, Structure and Weather Associated with Principal Frontal Systems
7.0 Tropical Revolving Storms
8.0 Ocean Currents
9.0 Voyage Planning Principles Respecting Weather Conditions
10.0 Formation of Sea Waves and Swells
11.0 Tide and Current Calculations





Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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