This compendium covers the syllabuses for the specialized training of Class II and Class IV personnel in marine meteorology (see third edition of Guidelines for the education and training of personnel in meteorology and operational hydrology (WMO-No. 258)). As the title indicates, the compendium contains extensive notes, on which students and instructors are expected to enlarge. The compendium is concerned with the atmosphere over the oceanic regions of the globe and also with the uppermost layers of the sea. It begins with a survey of the geography and basic properties of the ocean and then focuses upon the behaviour of the marine atmosphere, air-sea interactions, motion systems in the atmosphere and the oceans, ways and means of observing these systems and techniques used for forecasting weather and sea conditions. Finally, meteorological services for mariners are reviewed.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Arabic, French
Format: Hard copy (ill., charts, maps)
ISBN (or other code): 92-63-20434-5