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Meteorology

Overall Course Objectives
On completion of this course, students should be competent to understand the earth's atmosphere and its composition, describe the types of air masses and understand the weather associated, classify types of clouds, define Tropical Revolving Storm (T.R.S.) and understand their development, use various meteorological instruments, read the weather chart and be familiar with its symbols, calculate the relative humidity and the dew point temperature, predict the wind direction and wind speed. And has the ability to handle all emergencies during various pilotage operations
Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Illustrate the different scientific facts, terminology, concepts, principles and techniques related to meteorology.
• Recognize the significance of meteorology in solving different economic, environmental, constructional, weather forecasting and developmental problems

Course content
1. Introduction & Composition and layers of atmosphere - Weather elements..
2. Heat and air temperature – DALR – SALR – ELR.
3. Atmospheric pressure Water Vapor Cycle in Atmosphere.
4. Clouds – Precipitation.
5. Stability and instability in the atmosphere Meteors - Thunderstorms – Visibility.
6. Surface Wind - General Circulation of Pressure and Wind over Earth surface – Local Wind Air mass and Fronts.
7. Pressure distributions and associated Weather.
8. Synoptic Charts - Weather Services for Shipping Definitions
9. Bad Weather Precautions
10. Man Over Board Ship's Engine Failure (During an Operation)
11. Tug's Engine Failure (During an Operation)
12. Anchor Dragged Mooring line(s) Parted
13. Flooding
14. Sinking
15. Pollution Collision
16. Types of Collision
17. Grounding
18. Fire

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