(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Identify the basic theory and vocabulary necessary to understand meteorological phenomena.
- Analyze concepts of atmospheric pressure, altitude and density.
- Examine basic atmospheric phenomena including stability, moisture, air masses, fronts, and thunderstorms.
- Explore hazardous conditions involved with local winds, wind shear, turbulence and icing.
- Distinguish why, when and where favorable and unfavorable meteorological conditions are likely to occur.
- Analyze instrument meteorological conditions.
- Explain the weather forecast process and the task of obtaining and interpreting pertinent weather information.
- Investigate sources of aviation weather information.
- Analyze weather for decisions necessary to plan a flight.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.