WX00202-b: Forces Controlling The Wind / Using Doppler Weather Radar

Tuesday March 7, 2017

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Webinar date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8:00 PM Eastern Time
This second in a series of four marine weather classes explores more deeply the forces controlling the wind, and then examines how new tools like Doppler radar can be used to see what's occurring in the atmosphere now.

The first half of this class, The Invisible Forces Controlling the Wind, will explore the atmospheric forces that control the wind, including large-scale dynamics and small-scale features such as lake and land breezes. The wide range of wind forecasting resources on the Internet will also be reviewed.

The second half of this session, Doppler Weather Radar will explore what Doppler weather radar offers the weather-savvy mariner. This section will introduce the common types of radar imagery and provide instruction in their interpretation and use. You’ll learn how weather radar works (along with a few of its quirks) and how it can be used to monitor the development, intensity and speed of approaching thunderstorms.