Explain how heat is redistributed around the Earth, including circulation cells, and how they affect the climate
Describe the layers in the Earth’s atmosphere, including the troposphere in which most of our weather occurs
Explain atmospheric buoyancy, and how a buoyant atmosphere can result in showers
Describe the six main air masses which affect the UK including their characteristics
Explain what a front is, and understand their differences and characteristics
Interpret a weather chart (also known as a synoptic chart) to provide details about wind speed and direction, precipitation and cloud cove
Describe the weather features associated with high pressure and low pressure, including named storms which impact the UK
Explain how the National Severe Weather Warning System works
Explain the difference between hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons
Describe the different cloud types and explain how they can indicate changes in the weather
Ever wondered what the difference between a hurricane, cyclone and typhoon is? Or what a ‘front’ is? Or asked how weather warnings are issued? Maybe you’ve even spoken about the weather today. The weather is one of the most popular topics of conversation, yet not many of us actually know how it works.
On this course you’ll explore all things weather, learning about the basic processes that result in the weather that we experience and how the weather affects people like photographers, gardeners and walkers.
This course is for anyone looking for an introduction to the weather, as well as those with a particular interest in how weather affects photographers, gardeners and walkers.
You don’t need any scientific knowledge or past experience.