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Global Weather

The Global Weather Course is designed for those who wish to make ocean crossings or for the student who would just like to gain a more in depth knowledge of meteorology.

While it can be used as a stand alone module, it does assume a certain familiarity with the basic principles of weather. For those who do not possess this knowledge, it would be wise to first take the CPS introductory weather course, "Fundamentals of Weather".

Course Content:

Global Weather consists of six chapters, some highlights of which are shown below:

  • Equilibrium in the Atmosphere, explains stability, instability in detail and the effect of atmospheric adiabatic vertical temperature profiles.
  • General Circulation, covers terrestrial wind circulation, El Nino, La Nina and Jet Streams.
  • Air Masses, deals with their classification, characteristics and their source regions.
  • Extra Tropical Cyclones, explains how they are formed and the interaction of the fronts within them.
  • Tropical Cyclones, takes the student from the hurricanes of the Atlantic to the typhoons of the Pacific, how they are formed, their dangers and how to react with their approach.
  • Forecasting, teaches how to interpret the professional weather map and explains in detail the various aspects of making a personal forecast.

The text book includes a Glossary and several useful appendices.

Next Course
None, however "Fundamentals of Weather"
is highly recommended.
6 Weeks
$130.00 – member
$75.00 – 2nd family member
$160.00 – non-member
$115.00 – 2nd family member - non-member
Course Kit:
Includes Student Notes, Homework Folder, Homework Answers, Cloud Chart, State of the Sea Chart and Mapping Weather booklet.
A minimum of five students are required. Price may be subject to change.
Please contact our Squadron for details.
St. Patrick’s High School
2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

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