ATSC 113    Applied Meteorology
Weather for Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports

Theme and Module Learning Goals
(click on the Theme links below to go directly to the meteorological concepts and their associated learning goals)

• Flying Weather 

• Snow-sports Weather 

• Sailing Weather

• Applied Weather

Course Goals

Life Skills and Sustainable Benefits
By the end of this course, you will have enhanced your ability to ...

  1. survive.
  2. win competitions.
  3. enjoy the weather.
  4. think critically about information you receive.
  5. apply your knowledge to the world around you.
  6. work with others to find solutions to important problems.

Learning Enhancement
By the end of this course, you will have ...

  1. gained experience on how to ask relevant weather-related questions, and how to use weather information to make decisions.
  2. gained confidence in your own ability to make justifiable decisions similar to those made by experts.
  3. refined your discussion and debate skills in small teams or work-groups via the Discussion board.
  4. created your own ePortfolio in Canvas with weather information and links to other weather resources, tailored to your primary activities or interests.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to...

  1. Explain meteorological fundamentals and weather-system evolution. (theory)
  2. Access and interpret relevant weather data and critically evaluate its utility and deficiencies. (tools & resources)
  3. Formulate alternative courses of action, and the consequences of each. (application of conceptual models)
  4. Select the best course of action in the face of uncertainty. (decision making)
  5. Keep a “weather eye” and anticipate weather changes based on atmospheric principles. (survival skills) 

Building Expertise
By the end of this course, your will have gained some of the following components of expertise, as elaborated by Nobel Prize winner Carl Wieman (Apr 2013).   He said that experts ...

To teach you about atmospheric science by using the popular topics of sailing / flying / snow-sports to capture your imagination and stimulate your study. 


UBC ATSC 113 Weather for Sailing, Flying & Snow Sports
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Last modification: 29 Dec 2021