/ Meteorology training?

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alexgoodey on 20 Aug 2014
Going for ML next year but I'd like to get really hot on weather, if you'll pardon the pun.

I've found an interesting looking course run by OU, but does anyone here know of any courses good for learning about mountain weather in the UK?

After this 100 hour online course, the next step up seems to be a Diploma through the Met Office, which is probably slightly excessive. All the specialist courses I've found apply to pilots, merchant seamen, energy workers and similar industries, but not mountains.
highclimber - on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

If its just for the ML, just keep it simple. If you can demonstrate you understand the basics of weather fronts, air masses and where they come from and their implications for our weather, you'll be fine.

If you want to learn more for your own enjoyment then do the course. How much is the course?
aultguish on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

Any Aviation related meteorology book will give you everything you need in great detail, especially with regards to mountains......after all, as pilots, weather and mountains combined tries to kill us, so a very sound knowledge is needed :)

Look on Pooleys (could be 2 LL's) website and get one of the PPL books, don't bother with the ATPL syllabus manuals.
Cheers.
oggi on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey: As an ML assessor of many years my advice would be to keep it as simple as possible. High Climber is correct that if you want more knowledge for your own edification then fine but you don't need it for ML
nicknicely - on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

Hi Alex
Google Understanding the weather... it's the course book that went with an old OU course of the same title. As mentioned by others probably a bit in depth for ML but a good education for yourself.
Nick
alexgoodey on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

Thanks all :)
Siward on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

You could do a lot worse than to get hold of a copy of Scotland's Winter Mountains by Martin Moran. It has an excellent chapter on weather and is a book worth having anyway.
Kevin Woods - on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to Siward:

2nd Scotlands Winter Mountains. Very informative.
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drmarten on 20 Aug 2014
In reply to alexgoodey:

I did an OU course (S189 Weather) and found it very interesting, I've also done an aviation met course some years ago. I'd recommend the OU course as it is well structured but if you are happy with self study then a meteorology book directed at the aviation or maritime industry should do the job. I've got Cicerone's 'Mountain Weather - A Practical Guide for Hillwalkers and Climbers' and it seemed to cover the basics reasonably well although I've no idea what you need or want for the ML course.

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