Doppler Radar & Satellite Imagery

  • Instructor:
    Mark Thornton
  • Level:
    Beginning 101
  • Date:
    Monday, October 7, 2024
  • Time:
    10:00 - 11:30

Doppler weather radar and satellite imagery are great resources for the weather-savvy mariner. This
presentation will introduce common types of Doppler weather radar and satellite imagery and provide
instruction in their interpretation and use. You will learn how Doppler weather radar works (along with a
few of its quirks) and how it can be used to monitor the development, intensity, and speed of
approaching thunderstorms.
Offshore cruisers venture beyond the reach of land-based Doppler radar, and therefore must rely on satellite imagery to monitor approaching weather systems. We will investigate how to use visible and
infrared satellite imagery to enhance marine weather observations and forecasts.