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  • Introduction to Meteorology logo      Introduction to Meteorology


    About our weather course

    Introduction to Meteorology (I2M) is a weather course which provides expert insight into the fundamentals of weather forecasting and weather information, helping you make more informed decisions. It’s delivered by professional meteorologists and hydrologists at the Bureau of Meteorology—giving you specialised information direct from the source. It is a highly informative two-day course that provides a broad overview of the science of meteorology. Course content is relevant to government and private organisations, as well as individuals who rely on timely and accurate weather information to manage risk and make critical decisions. The course is also relevant to anyone with an interest in the weather and weather safety, or anyone who would like to learn about weather.


    What will I learn?

    • Basic principles of atmospheric science and weather forecasting
    • Major systems which influence climate and weather
    • The broad range of weather and warning services delivered by the Bureau of Meteorology, and how you can use these to make better, more informed decisions


    How do I shape the course for my interests?

    A meteorologist explains how to interpret satellite imagery to a course attendeeAfter enrolling in your preferred course you can indicate your elective preferences on the pre-course survey. We'll cover the most popular electives selected by course participants from the list below:

    • flood warning
    • thunderstorms and severe weather
    • tropical cyclones
    • fire weather
    • marine weather
    • tsunami
    • aviation hazards


    Who do I contact?

    Contact the Course Manager via email:     i2m@bom.gov.au


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