Meteorology

Meteorology

Learning Outcomes

  • Simply explain the Beaufort Wind Scale and the conditions associated with each “Force” of wind. Describe the wind strength & direction at any point on a synoptic chart.
  • Describe the expected weather conditions at any point around the frontal systems of an Atlantic depression.
  • Describe the implications of wind on sea state and how tide and land can be utilised for a more comfortable passage.
  • Explain the sources for weather information and the terms used in them.
  • Make a decision as to whether to put to sea or not based on a Weather Forecast.