MR2230 Meteorology, Oceanography, and Military Operations

This course is an introduction to meteorology and oceanography (METOC) from a military operations perspective. The course examines the basic patterns and processes of the atmosphere and ocean, and their impacts on the planning and conducts of military operations. Topics include: METOC and Military Planning; Winds, Waves, and Ship Operations; Coastal Processes and Amphibious Operations; Clouds, Visibility, and Aviation Operations; Electromagnetic Radiation and Tactical Warfare; Forecasting and Special Operations. Military case studies are extensively used. Major METOC products that aid in planning and conducting operations are introduced. A previous undergraduate course in a physical science is desirable but not required. Prerequisites: None.

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  • Fall
  • As Required