ERIC Number: ED194780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education. Weather Specialist 15-4. AFSC 25150.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Technical Training Center, Chanute AFB, IL.
These individualized, self-paced student materials for a postsecondary-adult level course for weather specialist are one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. The three-volume course offers weather personnel knowledge needed to develop and upgrade performance skills. It enlarges and expands training of previous basic courses by detailed descriptions of observation, procedures, and data analysis. Volume 1, Background Knowledge, Meteorology, and Climatology, reviews pressure and wind conditions, pressure systems, local winds, temperature and moisture, air masses, frontal effects, and wave cyclones. It outlines controls most affecting climate and briefly mentions major climatic zones. Volume 2, Surface Observations, Radar, and Satellite, reviews cloud types and discusses evaluating and recording sky conditions and visibility; weather and obstructions to vision; pressure; temperature; dewpoint; wind; capabilities and limitations of weather radar; satellite picture interpretation; and setting up and using AN/TMQ-22, Meteorological Measuring Set. Volume 3, Weather Codes, Communications, Analysis, and Forecasting, covers (1) decoding of surface weather codes, upper air codes, analysis and forecast codes; (2) what happens to recorded observations; and (3) analyzing plotted data and making forecasts. Each volume contains lesson objectives, practice exercises and answers, and volume review exercise. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; Technical Training Center, Chanute AFB, IL.
Identifiers: Climatology; Military Curriculum Project; Weather Forecasting; Weather Satellites; Wind
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