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Having exact measurements of the atmosphere is very important in meteorology. This has been helped by the invention of suitable instruments for observation and by the organisation of a network of observing stations to gather weather data.

The art of weather forecasting has challenged many minds and much of the worldly wisdom displayed has been identified with weather lore and weather almanacs.

Syllabus

Earth as a planet

  • Definitions
  • The Solar System
  • The Seasons, Night and Day
  • Time
  • The Moon and Tides
  • Eclipses

The atmosphere

  • The Organisation of the Atmosphere
  • The Tropical Atmosphere
  • The Mid-Latitude Atmosphere

Weather patterns

  • Synoptic Maps
  • Weather Processes
  • Cloud Types

Weather patterns (cont.)

  • Factors Affecting Pressure and Wind
  • Regional Weather Phenomena
  • The Life Cycle of a Cyclone
  • Thunderstorms
  • The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm

Weather forecasting

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Television Weather Casting
  • Setting Up Your Own Weather Station
  • Weather Hazards

Atmospheric pollution

  • Concentration of Pollutants
  • The Past Effects of Pollution
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • The Ozone Layer
  • Sunspots

Climatic change

  • Methane
  • Volcanoes
  • El Nino
  • Atmospheric Cures
  • Changing Climates

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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