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Free Meteorology Learning Modules

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The latest and best weather lessons are available as distance learning courses that teach intermediate and advanced meteorology. Although you don't have to register, if you do register here, you can keep track of the modules you have finished and keep a running record of your quiz scores.

1. What are Gap Winds?

This advanced meteorology lessons provides a basic understanding of why gap winds occur, their typical structures, and how gap wind strength and extent are controlled by larger-scale conditions.

Includes Audio, images, and video are used to teach the lesson. I recommend taking notes due to the length of the lesson.

Requirements Flash Plug-in is needed to view the module.

Time Completion time is about 2 hours for the complete lesson.

2. Dynamically Forced Fog

This weather lesson focuses on dynamically forced fog in the coastal and marine environment, with special emphasis on advection fog, steam fog, and west coast type fog.

Includes Audio, images, and video are used to teach the lesson. I recommend taking notes based on the length of the program.

Requirements Flash Plug-in is needed to view the module.

Time Completion time is about 3 hours for the complete lesson.

3. Freezing and Melting, Precipitation Type, and Numerical Weather Prediction

This program is based on a presentation by Dr. Gary Lackmann of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. The program reviews the basic thermodynamics of freezing and melting and how operational meteorology models represent these processes.

Includes Audio, images, and video are used to teach the lesson.

Requirements Flash Plug-in is needed to view the module.

Time Completion time is about 35 minutes for the complete lesson.

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