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What you will learn:
Study Meteorology Courses Online and Learn Weather Forecasting with the Online Meteorology Course
Our Meteorology Courses Online will give you a thorough understanding of the scientific principles used in the art of weather forecasting. This online meteorology certificate course will cover all the essential aspects of meteorology. These include the atmosphere, weather patterns, data collection and analysis, atmospheric pollution and climate change.
Meteorologists use proven techniques to deliver weather forecasts and interpret climatic conditions. They then prepare weather forecasts for the general public and other specific interest groups.
As well as opportunities in weather forecasting, obtaining your meteorology certification online can open up career opportunities in the following areas:
Atmospheric science research to assist with the assessment of climate change
Assisting with the development of new meteorological equipment and technology to monitor weather and climate
Providing tailored information to businesses that rely upon accurate information
Providing forensic services when legal cases need weather conditions reconstructed
Weather broadcasts service for television and radio - you can even develop a presence as a weather personality
What you will learn with our Meteorology Courses Online
Earth as a planet
From air masses to air quality, atmospheric dynamics to cloud formation discovery, this course is a great way to explore all things weather. Starting with a general overview of earth science, by the end of the course you’ll understand the processes behind the weather and you may even learn to forecast the weather yourself by looking out your window.
Meteorology Courses Online - Requirements
The Meteorology Courses Online is delivered 100 percent online.
To successfully complete this course, a student must:
Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
Be a self-directed learner
Possess sound language and literacy skills
Quick Course Facts
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Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Meteorology Courses Online
All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion
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Meteorology Course Online – Course Description
Unit One: The Earth as a Planet
The Learning Outcomes for this assignment are:
Outline the key composition the solar system
Define the term "Meteorology"
Understand the importance of seasons
Understand how the moon affects the tides
Describe the term "eclipse"
The Solar System
The planets orbit the sun in the same direction and almost in the same plane. However, their orbital paths vary enormously.
The Seasons and Night and Day
Despite the virtually constant energy supply provided by the sun, the organization of life on earth is adapted to seasonal change and short-term variety of living conditions. The explanation for this is in the relationship between the sun and the earth.
This unit will also discuss:
The Moon and Tides
Unit Two: The Atmosphere
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. However, it was not until the nineteenth century that technological developments provided the theoretical basis for meteorology.
In the 1950s, the fundamental theories of hydrodynamics and thermodynamics were applied to the weather forecasting process by computers. Presently, such computers are usually used to provide weather predictions for industry, agriculture and the public.
There are more observations at ground level than in the upper atmosphere. These ground level measurements include:
The measurement of air pressure.
The measurement of temperature.
The measurement of humidity.
Besides modem methods of weather prediction, the needs of aviation demand that quantitative measurements of wind, pressure, temperature and humidity be obtained in the free atmosphere. Such data is gathered by observers at hundreds of weather stations across the continents and from ships in the oceans.
The Organization of the Atmosphere
When one considers the vast proportions of the solar atmosphere, the thin skin of the atmosphere upon which life on earth depends may be trivial. This fact has been dramatically shown on photographs of the earth taken from spacecraft.
The Passage of Solar Energy
Through the atmospheric mixture, the solar energy must pass before it can be received and used on the earth's surface, but during its passage through the atmosphere, certain important effects take place.
The Tropical Atmosphere
Many rays are most efficient in heating a surface at right angles to the propagating beam. This also applies to the sun's rays.
Pressure and Wind Patterns
Water Vapor and Precipitation
The Mid-latitude Atmosphere
If there were no mechanisms for transporting energy, the middle and high latitudes would cool down, decreasing the amount of the outgoing energy until it balanced the solar supply.
The Distribution of Pressure
Major Wind Systems
The Polar Front
The Waves in the Westerlies
The Jet Stream at the Polar Front
Unit Three: Weather Patterns
The science of weather is fascinating and this section of the work introduces terms and ideas, some of which have been used in previous units. However, these will be revised or sometimes expanded.
Barotropic and Baroclinic Atmospheres
The purpose of a synoptic map is to show the elements of weather at any particular time of a day.
The Signs and Symbols Used on Synoptic Maps
The method of showing broad patterns of pressure
Cold and warm fronts
Showing relative humidity
Unit Four: Weather Patterns (Continued)
The patterns of atmospheric pressure, wind and precipitation are in constant change, but certain patterns of pressure and wind underlie these conditions. These basic patterns result from interactions in the atmospheric system of the globe.
Regional Weather Phenomenon
In this section of the work, a more detailed discussion is given on phenomena described in previous parts of this course.
The Early Development of Temperate Cyclones
The Mature Stage of a Temperate Cyclone
The Occluded Stage of the Temperate Cyclone
The Decaying Cyclone
A basic requirement for thunderstorm formation is very unstable air, which can rapidly rise to great heights. The most common thunderstorms to occur are multicellular storms. These are clusters of storm cells, each lasting for thirty to forty minutes.
The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
The developing stage
The mature stage
The decaying stage
The complex stage
The Surface Winds Associated with Thunderstorms.
Lightning and Thunder
Unit Five: Weather Forecasting
Despite the use of modem technology and sophisticated equipment, which includes satellite stations, computers, and a widely distributed network of weather stations, prediction of weather conditions for more than a few hours into the future have always been a difficult task.
Data Collection and Analysis
Since the end of World War 2, the methods of making weather predictions have undergone many rapid changes in response to advances made in computers, satellites and communications. Intensive research is still in progress, and it is expected that there will be many more developments by the early part of the next century.
The Collection of Data
The Transmission of Data
The Modeling of Data
The Interpretation of Data
The Accuracy of Forecasts
Television Weather Casting
Weather forecasts are generally brought into the home by television, but now also by the Internet. By using an array of electronic equipment, television presents weather reports.
Setting Up Your Own Weather Station
Many people like to keep weather records, enabling them to set weather patterns and possibilities without going into too much trouble or expense.
The life structure on earth is very complex and has developed in the basic environment provided by the sun and the atmosphere. However, this does not mean that all life forms are completely adapted to their environment, but rather than in the natural order of things, some balance exists between a living organism and its surroundings.
Unit Six: Atmospheric Pollution
There is nothing new about atmospheric pollution. Even before man appeared as the dominant life form on Earth, the atmosphere carried some pollutants. Therefore, the most difficult question to answer satisfactorily is, ‘What is pollution?’
Concentration of Pollutants
The total amount of air in the atmosphere is vast, even if only the air in the troposphere is considered. This is a global layer of air, some twelve kilometers deep, where mankind lives and emits nearly all of its waste products.
The Past Effects of Pollution
There are many historical reports of the effects of pollution, proving that this is not just a blight of the present age, although it must be added that modern age technology has increased the devastating effects.
The Greenhouse Effect
Sunlight, short wave radiation, passes quite easily through the earth's atmosphere. When it strikes, the earth's surface heat is given off, and the surface is warmed. Longwave radiation is given off and radiated back into the atmosphere. Some of this long wave radiation escapes into space, but most of it is absorbed by carbon dioxide and the other gasses that exist in small quantities in the atmosphere.
What is global warming?
Global warming, or as it is commonly known, the greenhouse effect, is the gradually increased temperature in the lower atmosphere of the earth.
The Ozone Layer
This is a band of concentrated ozone in the stratosphere, an upper layer of the atmosphere, between ten and fifty kilometers above the earth's surface. The ozone layer shields life on earth from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Plants and animals that live at different altitudes have adapted to the different amounts of ultraviolet radiation.
The Causes of Ozone Depletion
The Effects of Ozone Depletion
Sunspots seem to appear in cycles. Over several years, they grow in number until they reach a maximum, then decline to a minimum, before increasing again to another maximum.
Unit Seven: Climatic Change
The Learning Outcomes for this assignment are:
Understand the relationship between methane and climatic changes
Recommend Atmospheric Cures
Discuss your view of the future of climate change
You may have noticed a slight sickly-sweet smell coming from a dustbin or a pile of rubbish. This is not a smell coming from any one specific thing. It is just a dustbin-related aroma.
Many natural processes add to the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The most obvious are volcanoes. Even when volcanoes are not in eruption, many of them show signs of activity.
El Nino is the name given to the abnormally warm water of an equatorial current that creates a tongue of warm water, 12 000 kilometers long across the Pacific Ocean. This abnormal warm water comes at Christmas time, the time of the coming of the Christ Child. Thus, the Spanish who settled South America, gave the current the name El Nino, meaning "The Child".
Certain things can be done to prevent or reduce atmospheric pollution. The efficient use of energy would mean there is less need for electricity and other power.
Consuming the Gasses
Cooling the Temperature
If digging is carried out deep through the rock layers of the earth's crust, finding evidence of past climates is possible.
Reflections on the implications to human life of recent climatic changes must begin with the sounding of a distant warning bell. Now mankind is producing environmental changes.
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On completion of this course, you can also get in touch with various meteorological society’s team members in regards to becoming a member. This could include the American Meteorological Society.
You could also look at further studies, such as a university course for local or international students, that can expand your knowledge in computer modeling, mesoscale meteorology, data science, environmental science, broadcast meteorology or other meteorology majors.
Recognition & Accreditation
Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.
This computer science certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.
Units of Study
Earth as a planet
- The Solar System
- The Seasons, Night and Day
- The Moon and Tides
- The Organisation of the Atmosphere
- The Tropical Atmosphere
- The Mid-Latitude Atmosphere
- Synoptic Maps
- Weather Processes
- Cloud Types
Weather patterns (cont.)
- Factors Affecting Pressure and Wind
- Regional Weather Phenomena
- The Life Cycle of a Cyclone
- The Life Cycle of a Thunderstorm
- Data Collection and Analysis
- Television Weather Casting
- Setting Up Your Own Weather Station
- Weather Hazards
- Concentration of Pollutants
- The Past Effects of Pollution
- The Greenhouse Effect
- The Ozone Layer
- El Nino
- Atmospheric Cures
- Changing Climates
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
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Students will also need access the following applications:
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Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.
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