Learn About Weather

FutureLearn Learn About Weather

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Exeter
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Understand 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.

You will need access to an internet browser. You will also be encouraged, with our guidance, to use simple online tools to aid, collate, publish and share your findings.

What topics will you cover?
  • The large-scale processes that lead to our weather
  • Air masses and their characteristics
  • How to interpret a weather (synoptic) chart
  • Clouds and what they can indicate
  • Weather and climate for gardeners
  • Weather for photographers
  • Hazardous weather for walkers

Taught by
Emily Pearce
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FutureLearn
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