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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Understanding maritime meteorology

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 102 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Video 1.1.1. From perception to data13m
Video 1.1.2. Towards numerical models21m
Video 1.1.3. The evolution of meteorological information in ocean regattas13m
Video 1.2. The four local weather engines3m
Video 1.2.1 The first engine: Orography8m
Video 1.2.1. Case Study2m
Video 1.2.2. The second engine: Convection8m
Video 1.2.3. The third engine: Convergence and Divergence4m
Video 1.2.4 The fourth engine: Fronts5m
Video 1.3.1 General atmospheric circulation6m
Video 1.3.1.4. Sailor experiences4m
Video 1.3.2 The mechanics of global weather8m
13 readings
In this course...10m
In this module...10m
1.1.1. From perception to data10m
1.1.2. Towards numerical models10m
1.1.3. The evolution of meteorological information in ocean regattas10m
1.2. The four local weather engines10m
1.2.1. The first engine: Orography10m
1.2.2. The second engine - Convection10m
1.2.3.The third engine: Convergence and Divergence10m
1.2.4 The fourth engine: Fronts10m
1.3 The atmosphere and the global mechanics of weather10m
1.3.1. General atmospheric circulation10m
1.3.2 The mechanics of global weather10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1. Understanding meteorology30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Meteorological predictions

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Video 2.1.1 What are prediction models and how are they made?18m
Video 2.1.2 Reliability and accuracy of models. Predictability11m
Video 2.2.1 Advection3m
Video 2.2.2 Troughs3m
Video 2.2.3 Ridges3m
Video 2.2.4 Flat low2m
Video 2.2.5 Low pressure systems14m
Video 2.3.1 Types of information available1m
Video 2.3.2 The GRIB format3m
12 readings
2.1. Predictions10m
2.1.1 What are prediction models and how are they made?10m
2.1.2 Reliability and accuracy of models. Predictability10m
2.2 Forecasting structures10m
2.2.1 Advection10m
2.2.2 Troughs10m
2.2.3 Ridges10m
2.2.4 Flat low10m
2.2.5 Low pressure systems10m
2.3 Basic prediction models at sea10m
2.3.1 Types of information available10m
2.3.2 The GRIB format10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2. Meteorological predictions30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

The sailor as meteorologist

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 83 min), 17 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Video 3.1 The meteorological routing2m
Video 3.1.2 Polar curves2m
Video 3.1.3 Route calculation15m
Video 3.2.1 Medium and long term15m
Video 3.2.2 Short term6m
Video 3.3.1 The workstation2m
Video 3.3.2 Onboard weather routing14m
Video 3.4.1 The mast3m
Video 3.4.2 Onboard electronics1m
Video 3.4.3 Satellite communications3m
Video 3.4.4 The autopilot3m
Video 3.4.5 The central computer3m
Video 3.4.6 The main issues with onboard electronics5m
17 readings
3.1 The meteorological routing10m
3.1.1 Tools10m
3.1.2 Polar curves10m
3.1.3 Route calculation10m
3.2 Strategy and tactics - Introduction10m
3.2.1 Medium and long term10m
3.2.2 Short term10m
3.3 The sailor's daily routine - Introduction10m
3.3.1 The workstation10m
3.3.2 Onboard weather routing10m
3.4 Sensors and measuring instruments on a racing yacht - Introduction10m
3.4.1 The mast10m
3.4.2 Onboard electronics10m
3.4.3 Satellite communications10m
3.4.4 The autopilot10m
3.4.5 The central computer10m
3.4.6 The main issues with onboard electronics10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3. The sailor as meteorologist30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Ocean regattas and meteorology

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 31 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Video 4.1 The planning of a round the world regatta and climatology5m
Video 4.2 Meteorology and the organisation of a round the world regatta4m
Video 4.2.1 The meteorologist in a round the world regatta3m
Video 4.2.2 The Race Directors and weather information2m
Video 4.3 Onboard information during the Barcelona World Race2m
Video 4.4 Meteorology and safety11m
6 readings
4.1. The planning of a round the world regatta and climatology10m
4.2 Meteorology and the organisation of a round the world regatta10m
4.2.1 The meteorologist in a round the world regatta10m
4.2.2 The Race Directors and weather information10m
4.3 Onboard information during the Barcelona World Race10m
4.4 Meteorology and safety10m
1 practice exercise
QUIZ 430m

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