Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog
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NAUT240 - Meteorology


Credits: 3

This required course will cover the principles of modern meteorology as is applicable to the marine environment and global transportation and logistics. The course encompasses the following: the earth-atmosphere system; weather elements; atmospheric thermodynamics; wind systems; cyclone and anticyclones, air masses, fronts, and middle-latitude cyclones; violent local storms; tropical storms; the synoptic weather map; weather service for merchant shipping; weather forecasting; ocean waves; sea ice and ice accretion; weather map construction and analysis; optimum ship routing utilizing the prevailing and projected weather conditions to advantage; weather routing to avoid adverse conditions; practice of practical shipboard reporting procedures. As transportation systems ashore and at sea are weather sensitive, this course will also provide a fundamental understanding of atmospheric phenomena having impact on the overall logistic process. This includes topics such as tornadoes, supercells, precipitation, humidity and temperature patterns that are important in the management of global transportation and logistical systems both ashore and at sea. This course is required of all Deck Midshipmen and is offered in the Second Term of Third Class Year for B-split sea year training assignees and the First term of Second Class for A-split sea year training assignees.

3 class hours a week



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