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April 16, 2022

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Description

This course, Watching the weather, describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking downwards from satellites in space and from aircraft and balloons within the atmosphere.

This international network of observations is vital for scientists and forecasters and the results impact on everyones daily activities.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, concepts, scientific principles and language relating to meteorology and weather forecasting, in particular the techniques used to gather meteorological data
  • Receive and respond to information presented in a variety of ways, including text, tables, graphs, diagrams, computer-based multimedia and websites
  • Begin to understand how to develop personal learning strategies.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
    • Recording the weather: from the surface 00:05:00
    • What is worth recording? 00:15:00
    • Weather observations 00:15:00
    • Automated weather observation 00:15:00
    • The global perspective 00:20:00
    • Recording the weather: from the top down 00:03:00
    • The view from space 00:25:00
    • Observing the Earth in the visible and infrared 01:00:00
    • Comparing with the view from the ground 00:15:00
    • Observing at other frequencies 00:10:00
    • Where to see satellite images 00:15:00
    • Recording the weather: filling in the middle 00:10:00
    • Radiosondes 00:20:00
    • Precipitation radar 00:25:00
    • Aircraft 00:20:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00
    • Take the next step 00:05:00

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