Aerographer’s Mate Training Courses
These self-study courses on Aerographer’s Mate are organized into subject matter areas, each containing learning objectives to help you determine what you should learn along with text and illustrations to help you understand the information.
AEROGRAPHER’S MATE TRAINING COURSES
CONTENTS: 7 EBOOKS in PDF File Format
This self-study course is organized into subject matter areas, each containing learning objectives to help you determine what you should learn along with text and illustrations to help you understand the information. The subject matter reflects day-to-day requirements and experiences of personnel in the rating or skill area.
AEROGRAPHER’S MATE TRAINING COURSES
1. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE Module 1: Surface Weather Observations (PDF Ebook)
This module covers the basic procedures that are involved with conducting surface weather observations. It begins with a discussion of surface observation elements, followed by a description of primary and backup observation equipment that is used aboard ships and at shore stations. Module 1 also includes a complete explanation of how to record and encode surface METAR observations using WMO and NAVMETOCCOM guidelines. The module concludes with a description of WMO plotting models and procedures.
2. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE Module 2: Miscellaneous Observations and Codes (PDF Ebook)
This module concentrates on the observation procedures, equipment, and codes associated with upper-air observations and bathythermograph observations. Module 2 also discusses aviation weather codes, such as TAFs and PIREPs, and includes a chapter on surf observation procedures. Radiological fallout and chemical contamination plotting procedures are also explained.
3. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE Module 3: Environmental Satellites and Weather Radar (PDF Ebook)
This module describes the various type of environmental satellites, satellite imagery, and associated terminology. It also discusses satellite receiving equipment. In addition, Module 3 contains information on the Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D). It includes a discussion of electromagnetic energy and radar propagation theory, and explains the basic principles of Doppler radar. The module also describes the configuration and operation of the WSR-88D, as well as WSR-88D products.
4. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE Module 4: Environmental Communications and Administration (PDF Ebook)
This module covers several of the most widely used environmental communications systems within the METOC community. It also describes the software programs and products associated with these systems. The module concludes with a discussion of basic administration procedures.
5. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE Module 5: Basic Meteorology (PDF Ebook)
This training manual introduces the Aerographer’s Mate to the basic fundamentals of meteorology, atmospheric physics, atmospheric circulation, air masses, fronts, atmospheric phenomena, climate and climatology.
6. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE SECOND CLASS Volume 1 (PDF Ebook)
Designed to serve personnel in the AG rating. Subjects covered in this volume include: fundamentals of meteorology, atmospheric physics, atmospheric circulation, atmospheric phenomena, air masses, fronts, climatology, tropical meteorology, weather chart analysis, and imagery interpretation (satellite, radar, and LDATS (lightning detection and tracking system)).
7. AEROGRAPHER’S MATE SECOND CLASS Volume 2 (PDF Ebook)
Covers the following areas: oceanography, oceanographic imalysis, fundamentals of hydroacoustics, meteorological and oceanographic products and their interpretation, special products and computations, briefing techniques, administration, supply, and publications.
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