This distance learning course addresses the prerequisite content needed to attend the four-week Pacific International Desk Level 1 program in Honolulu and Guam. Candidates must complete the required lessons in this course. This introductory study of tropical meteorology serves as the background to the in-person program, which will focus on data interpretation and forecasting techniques. Attendance to the Pacific Desk is by invitation only. More information is available on the Pacific International Training Desk website.