Flashing Light
Watch Training Workbook
Campus Life
The Joe Show
Deck Skills
Celestial Nav.
Ship Structure
Rules of the Road
Ship and Cargo Ops.
Shipping Info
Shanties and Sea Lore
World Port/Drink Guide

M is for Money, like you'll make when you're out

-Macroburst - A strong downburst greater than 4 km across
-Main Deck - The topmost contiguous deck running from stem to stern.

-Mature thunderstorm – the middle stage in the three-stage life of a thunderstorm. Heavy showers, lightning, thunder, and violent vertical motions inside cumulonimbus clouds characterize this state

-Mean (average) annual temperature – the average temperature at any particular location for an entire year

-Mean (average) daily temperature – the average of the highest and lowest temperatures within a 24-hour period

-Mesocyclone – a column of rotating air within a supercell thunderstorm

-Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) – a large cloud system that represents an assemblance of thunderstorms formed by convection, and produce precipitation over a wide area

-Mess deck - where the grub gets eaten by them hungry people; the cafeteria

-Microburst – a strong localized downburst less than 4 km wide that occurs beneath thunderstorms.

-Micrometer - a unit of length equal to one-millionth of a meter

-Mirage – a refraction phenomenon that makes an object appear to be displaced from its true position. When an object appears higher than it actually is, it is called a superior mirage. When an object appears lower than it actually is, it is an inferior image

-Multicell storms – a convective storm system composed of a cluster of convective cells, each one in a different stage of its life cycle