This webinar was held live on Tuesday, March 3, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central. The recording will be made available for registration and viewing on GLCCSchool.com shortly.
In this webinar, meterologist Mark Thornton will explore 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. First we will discover 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. Next we will examine 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. This webinar is part of a 4-webinar special package, and can also be purchased individually. Don't miss Forces Controlling the Wind/Using Doppler Weather Radar. Click here to register for class.