Section 2: Meteorology


THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
1 Properties
2 Vertical Structure
3 ICAO Standard Atmosphere


ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
1 Pressure Measurements
2 Station Pressure
3 Mean Sea Level Pressure
4 Effects of Temperature

METEOROLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ALTIMETRY
1 Pressure Altitude
2 Density Altitude
3 True Altitude
4 Altimeter Setting
5 Effects of both Pressure and Temperature

MOISTURE
1 Relative Humidity
2 Dewpoint

AIRCRAFT ICING
1 Formation
2 Types of ice
3 Reporting Criteria

AVIATION WEATHER REPORTS
1
Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR)
2 SPECI
3 Decoding
4   AWOS
5 Pilot Reports (PIREP/AIREP)

AVIATION FORECASTS
1
Times Issued/Validity Periods
2 Decoding
3 Graphical Area Forecasts (GFA)/AIRMET
4   Terminal Area Forecasts (TAF)
5 Upper Level Winds and Temperature Forecasts (FD)
6 Significant In-flight Weather Warning Message (SIGMET)
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