AUXWEA, the Auxiliary Weather Specialty course, is designed to present the Auxiliarist with a thorough knowledge of weather, its importance in the marine environment and to the conduct of safe and effective operations. An AUXWEA Specialist is able to make accurate and valuable short range (several hours) weather forecasts to enable crew mates to avoid dangerous weather conditions while performing their patrol activities. Long range (two or more days) forecasts are also developed to assist in planning operational activities.
The Auxiliary Weather Specialist develops a keen sense of weather processes, including those which have an element of danger: the thunderstorm, the squall line, fog, tornadoes and other severe phenomena. A comprehensive knowledge of weather processes and effects is essential to the competent mariner, whether on the high seas, the coastal areas, lakes and rivers or local reservoirs.
You can achieve success as an AUXWEA Specialist by passing a closed book, proctored examination with a score of 75% or better.
This web page was developed to aid the trainees enrolled in Division 22's AUXWEA course. Offered below is supplemental information, which is not intended to replace the course manual.
AUXWEA Manuals and Power Point Slides:
Weather(AUXWEA) - manuals and power point slides (edirectory password required)
Schedule - 2011 (download attachment below)
Links to supplemental information:
Weather Balloons: Watch a video about weather balloons and learn how the data we collect is used!
Weather Balloon Release: Watch a weather balloon being inflated and released!