Section3:Meteorology

TEMPERATURE
  1 Temperature Scales - Fahrenheit and Celsius
  2 Temperature Variations with Altitude
  3 Inversions
MOISTURE
1 Relative Humidity/Dewpoint
  2 Precipitation
STABLE AND UNSTABLE AIR
1 Characteristics of Stable and Unstable Air
2 Surface Heating and Cooling
3 Lifting Process
AIR MASSES AND FRONTS
  1 Air Masses - definition and characteristics
  2 Fronts - types and associated weather
CLOUDS
1 Formation
  2 Types
3 Associated Precipitation and Turbulence
VISIBILITY
  1 Precipitation
2 Fog
  3 Haze/Smoke/Dust
  4 Blowing Obstructions to Visibility
  5 Whiteout
WIND AND TURBULENCE
  1 Low Level Wind - variations
2 Wind Shear
3 Topographical Effects
4 Mechanical Turbulence
  5 Veer and Back
ALTIMETRY
  1 Sea Level Pressure
  2 Density Altitude
3 Altimeter Settings
  4 Temperature and Pressure Errors
THUNDERSTORMS
  1 Requirements for Development
  2 Structure
  3 Types - air mass/frontal/orographic
  4 Squall Lines
5 Avoidance and Hazards - updrafts/downdrafts/gust fronts/downbursts/ microbursts/hail/rain/lightning/tornadoes
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PILOTS
  1 Flight Service Stations (FSS)
  2 Transcribed Weather Broadcasts (TWB)
  3 TV Weather Broadcasts
  4 Internet
AVIATION WEATHER REPORTS AND FORECASTS
  1 Pilot's Automatic Telephone Answering Service (PATWAS)
  2 Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
  3 Graphical Area Forecast (GFA)
  4 Aerodrome Forecasts (TAF)
  5 Airman's Meteorological Advisory (AIRMET)
  6 Significant In-flight Weather Warning Message (SIGMET)

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