The fifth of Marine Weather University's eight class course designed to improve your weather skills. Available as a single class or part of a complete course. In this class we'll decipher the plethora of information available from satellite and radar technology.

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Before you sign up for this single class - check out MWU's Fundamentals Course and Advanced Course options

Chris Bedford - Weather Coach

Chris is respected world-wide for the 35 years of experience and expertise in marine and coastal meteorology that he provides to the world's most accomplished and successful sailors. He is known for his straight-forward, honest, and practical approach to using weather knowledge as a competitive advantage. 

What will I learn in this class?

There's a lot more to satellite and radar imagery than appears at first glance. This course will empower you to see these invaluable images with a new, erudite eyes. Learn where to find the best images - no matter where you are on the planet - and how to interpret them.

Class outline:

  • Types of satellite imagery
  • Accessing satellite images
  • Identifying cloud types from satellite images
  • Assessing the winds from clouds
  • How weather radar works
  • Accessing weather radar
  • Cells vs Lines
  • Forecasting time of passage

Class contents:

  • Video: 50 minute lecture with Chris Bedford & Peter Isler
  • Presentation notes
  • Quiz
  • Review of Quiz
  • Resource material

Learn at your own schedule! Students get unlimited access according to MWU's Terms of Use.

Before you sign up for just one class

Two-time America's Cup winner Peter Isler explains MWU's Fundamentals Course and Advanced Course options