Synoptic Meteorology

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Course Code: 
GMR 6201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course focuses on atmospheric analysis and weather forecasting. It deals with identification and analysis of the space-time characteristics of the synoptic systems and special focus will be on Africa and East Africa. 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the types of charts used in a forecasting office
  • Identify and analyse low, middle and high latitude disturbances that are significant in weather forecasting
  • Interpretation of synoptic systems
  • Describe the various air masses and fronts
  • Identify and analyse and synoptic and meso-scale systems in Africa and their use in   weather forecasting
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