BIPM-Forecaster

BIPM-Forecaster
Starts from:Wed, November 20, 2019
Campus Location

Ras AbuAbboud EXPY, Al Khulaifat,Doha,Qatar

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Course Feature
  • Course Code BIPM
  • Course Type Full-Time
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Pre-Requisites B.Sc. (Physics, Maths, Geophysics)
  • Department Meteorology
Class Description

The course is offered for one year duration for candidates who have completed B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics or Geo- Physics. On successful completion of this course the participant will graduate with a Diploma in Meteorology and qualify to work as a Meteorologist (WMO -Forecaster).

Subject Modules Per Semester & Course Outcomes

  •  BIPM-301-Introduction to Meteorology
  •  BIPM-302-Met Instruments and Observation Techniques
  •  BIPM-303-Synoptic Meteorology
  •  BIPM-304-Advanced Mathematics
  •  BIPM-305-Climatology
  •  BIPM-306-Analysis of Weather Charts- Practical
  •  BIPM-307-Computer Programming and Linux
  •  BIPM-308-Atmospheric Dynamics-I
  •  BIPM-309-Aviation Meteorology
  •  BIPM-310-Atmospheric Physics
  •  BIPM-311- Tropical Meteorology
  •  BIPM-312- Thermodynamics Practical
  •  BIPM-313-Ocean Dynamics
  •  BIPM-314-Atmospheric Dynamics-II
  •  BIPM-315-Numerical Weather Prediction
  •  BIPM-316- Satellite, Radar and Remote Sensing
  •  BIPM-317-Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  •  BIPM-318-Agrometeorology / Seismology ( Optional)
  •  BIPM-319- Research project (Two Weeks)
  •  BIPM-320-Meteorology Internship (Two Weeks)
  •  Explain the general principles of Meteorology
  •  Identify various types of clouds and their associated weather condition
  •  Explain the basic principles of aviation meteorology. Able to prepare METAR ,SPECI and other Aviation related messages
  •  Describe the composition and structure of the atmosphere and state how various weather phenomena occur and their effects on flights operations
  •  Describe the various scales of weather systems and Interpret decoded routine weather reports
  •  Know the basic meteorology instruments – working principles, installation and maintenance. Read and record meteorological data.  Decode and plot meteorological data for weather maps and synoptic charts
  •  Able to handle Radiation measurements, satellite sounding systems, Radar measurements Aircraft and Marine systems.
  •  Describe Atmospheric composition, and structure in terms of temperature and moisture contents.
  •  Demonstrate the knowledge of Mathematics and Physics that is required to successfully complete the meteorological components of the BIP-M. Understand the conceptual and mathematical description of atmospheric motion.
  •  Analyse data,  utilize data, communicate and present information. Communications and team work and oral presentation skills.
  •  Explain the structure and composition of the atmosphere the process affecting radiative transfer in the atmosphere and global energy balance and the causes of optical phenomena in the atmosphere.
  •  Apply the laws of thermodynamics to atmospheric process using thermodynamic diagram to assess the properties and stability of the atmosphere. Identify the effect of water on thermodynamic process and explain the processes leading to the formation of water droplets, clouds, precipitation and electrical phenomena.
  •  Use knowledge of turbulence and surface energy exchange to explain the structure and characteristics of the atmospheric boundary layer and the behavior of contaminates.
  •  Compare, contrast and explain the physical practical principles used in conventional instruments to make surface and upper air measurement of atmospheric parameters and explain common sources of air and uncertainty and the importance of applying standards using best practice.
  •  Describe the range of meteorological data obtained from remote-sensing systems, explain how radiation measurements are made and the process by which atmospheric data is derived from those measurements and outline the uses and limitations of remote sensing data.
  •  Demonstrate the knowledge of Applied thermodynamics and atmospheric stability discussions in forecasting atmospheric conditions
  •  Explain the synoptic aspect of the formation and modification of air masses, formation and movement of frontal systems, depressions and cyclones.
  •  Identify synoptic features and weather associated with frontal waves, depressions, warm front, cold front, stationary front, occluded front depressions, origin, maturity and characteristics of cyclones.
  •  Able to handle weather systems, fronts, midlatitude depression, Jet streaks and Jet streams, synoptic scale vertical motion, cyclogenesis, frontal structure and frontogenesis,. Polar weather systems, Extreme weather and limitation of conceptual models.
  •  Acquire knowledge on general circulation, tropical disturbance, tropical waves, tropical cyclones, ocean atmospheric coupling, monsoon, easterly waves, mesoscale systems etc.
  •  Differentiate scales of analysis in Meteorology and the importance of micro, meso and macro, synoptic and planetary scale and Identify weather systems.
  •  Acquire knowledge on geography and classification of climates. Understand Global warming and Greenhouse Gases and carbon cycle, some facts about climate change.
  •  Describe and explain earth’s general circulation of the atmosphere, radiation balance, global energy balance and optical phenomena.
  •  Apply physical and dynamical reasoning to explain turbulent process, surface energy exchanges, boundary layer variations, boundary layer profiles, measuring techniques and air contaminants.
  •  Analyze synoptic and meteorological weather charts and prepare aeronautical reports
  •  Understand general climatology and the statistical analysis of meteorological data
  •  Calculate thermodynamic parameters of the atmosphere to find out atmospheric stability Conditions
  •  Apply dynamic and thermodynamic concepts to derive the energetic of the atmosphere for forecasting and prediction Able to explain turbulent process, surface energy exchanges, and boundary layer profiles.
  •  Use physical and dynamical reasoning to describe and explain the formation ,evolution and characteristics of synoptic scale weather systems in midlatitude polar regions and tropical regions. Apply limitations of theories and conceptual models concerning these weather system
  •  Use dynamical and physical reasoning to describe and explain the formation, evolution and characteristics of cognitive, mesoscale phenomena and assess the limitations of theories and conceptual models above these phenomena.
  •  Describe service delivery in terms of the nature, use and benefits of the key products and services including warning and assessment of weather related risks.
  •  Apply the techniques for synoptic forecasting for short- and medium range forecasts
  •  Identify the formation, movement, and prediction of weather systems in the tropics and Extra tropics with emphasis to Ocean land interaction.
  •  Analyze satellite cloud images to distinguish weather systems
  •  Practice and preparation of Forecast Reports for short range and medium range forecast for, fog ,dust, thunderstorm ,gustiness etc with the help of Forecast Simulator.
  •  Prepare forecast reports for general, marine, and aviation weather forecasting based on Synoptic and dynamic techniques
  •  Simulate various weather conditions using the Forecast Simulator system, Formulate Forecasts of temperature and other weather parameters, to perform simple simulations of   Weather forecast using NWP system using an Atmospheric Numerical Model.
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