Weather for Mariners
The wind and the waves are the most significant environmental variables affecting mariners. Learn why the wind blows the way it does, how large-scale weather systems behave and how local effects such as fronts, thunderstorms, squall lines, coastlines and islands influence the wind.
Also learn about the types of weather observations and forecasts available to mariners and how to use them. This has been updated to include new resources available on the Internet. Learn where to get this information and how to interpret the charts and images.
Club Nautique member and Coastal Passage Making graduate, John Carroll, Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science, UC Davis leads this seminar. John is an expert in weather, is a Club Nautique member and understands the concerns of serious boaters.