Weather Prediction 101, is a course where you will learn everything about weather prediction and meteorology from scratch. No prior experience required.
I base this course on 6 years of experience, and I will teach everything that I've got. You will learn many things about the atmosphere and how everything works. Understand how to get the forecast for yourself the professional way - the same way pilots, dispatchers, and sailors use every day, all around the world.
You will first learn basic weather principles, then you will move on to the real deal.
I assume no previous experience in meteorology, and I will start from the very beginning. So let's get started!
This lecture is basically a reference to all essential unit conversions that you will ever need during this course. Whenever I talk about something, I will give it ready in all available units, but I still believe that you should have the conversions' table at your disposal.
A quiz for Lecture 4 - ISA
Introduction to the Frontal Systems, the differences between the 4 types of fronts, and what characterizes them.
Frontal Systems' Quiz
Introduction to METARs and how to access the latest, current weather reports
Introduction to METARs' Quiz
A quiz for Lecture 8 - How To Obtain A METAR
Introduction to decoding METARs and the different code pieces. Example on Amman, Kingdom of Jordan.
Decoding Quiz for Part 1
Example 2 of decoding METARs. London, England.
Example 3 of decoding METARs. Southern Pines, NC
Example 4 of decoding METARs. Osaka, Japan
Example 5 of decoding METARs. Magadan, Russia
A farewell for METARs
An Introductary Lecture on TAFs
Decoding TAFs - Example on Amman, Kingdom of Jordan
Example 2 of decoding TAFs. London, England
Example 3 of decoding TAFs. Osaka, Japan
A farewell for TAFs
Overview for Section 4
Weather Satellites and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Access
You will find many sources that will give you access to Weather Satellites, GOES, and the ISS.
Overview on the different types of clouds, and their classification
The 3 stages of thunderstorm development, and their characteristics
Founder and President of the Lageria Laboratories, Head of the Aleph One Research and Development team. In addition to being the CEO and Owner of Shahawy Group as of 2015.
Graduated as an Airplane Pilot from the Egypt Aviation Academy in 2009, type rated on the Airbus A320 in 2011, and got a Commercial FAA Rotorcraft License in 2012 from Ocean Helicopters in Florida, USA. As of 2013, got endorsed in Off-Shore helicopter piloting, navigation, and landing.
Also being Certified Fire-Fighter, Open Water Diver, and a Lv. 2 Electrical Specialist.
In 2014, acquired a Teaching Diploma (TESOL).
By 2015, became an International Arbitration Adviser/Counsellor in Aviation Lawsuits as endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and founded the Shahawy Group, which specializes in agricultural and food production for both, the international and the local Egyptian market.
Other qualifications are Advanced 3D Graphics Modeling & Rendering from the American University in Cairo, Software Programming (C++ / Python), and general Linux/UNIX skills.