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NAUT 1855 - Meteorology 2

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

Course Details

Meteorology 2 is an advanced course that explores the interpretation of synoptic and prognostic weather charts in order to forecast local areas, taking into account local conditions and information received by weather fax and other available information. The course studies the planetary system of wind and pressure, weather associated with principal air masses, maritime forecast codes, and fax transmissions. Floating ice, safety of navigation in the vicinity of ice, and conditions leading to ice accretion are required study. The student will acquire knowledge of weather systems such as non-frontal systems, tropical revolving storms and avoidance, system of ocean currents, voyage planning, and formation of sea and swell waves, and relevant weather conditions to tidal calculations and data from nautical publications.

Credits

8.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the composition of the earth's atmosphere and its physical properties.
  • Describe the planetary system of wind and weather.
  • Describe weather associated with principle air mass types.
  • Describe various cloud types and the conditions required for their formation.
  • Explain fog, haze, mist, and related visibility restrictions.
  • Recognize isobaric distribution patterns.
  • Describe frontal systems and their weather.
  • Interpret weather-related information from prognostic charts.
  • Describe the formation of sea and swell waves.
  • Describe the maritime forecast code and the range of information available through fax transmissions.
  • Describe types of ice, their origin, and movements.
  • Define the guiding principles for safe navigation in the vicinity of ice.
  • Describe the weather patterns associated with tropical revolving storms and the avoidance from storm centers and dangerous quadrants.
  • Explain the surface currents of the oceans and principle adjoining seas.
  • Describe ocean voyage planning with respect to weather conditions and swell height.
  • Apply the relevant weather conditions to tidal calculations, and apply tide and current data from nautical publications.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2018

Related Programs

NAUT 1855 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Transportation

  1. Chief Mate
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Master 3000GT Domestic
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Nautical Sciences
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma

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