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Aviation and Weather

Aviation and Weather. CDR Robert L. Calhoun, USN. Aircraft and Ships. The Orion. USS Eisenhower. The Turbomentor. The Skyhawk. Desert to Tropics. Suez Canal. Canal Zone, Panama. Hot to Cold. Hot to Cold. Andøya, Norway. Andoya, Norway. Negev Desert, Israel. Thule, Greenland.

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Aviation and Weather

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  1. Aviation and Weather CDR Robert L. Calhoun, USN

  2. Aircraft and Ships The Orion USS Eisenhower The Turbomentor The Skyhawk

  3. Desert to Tropics Suez Canal Canal Zone, Panama

  4. Hot to Cold Hot to Cold Andøya, Norway Andoya, Norway Negev Desert, Israel Thule, Greenland

  5. Calm and Stormy Seas North Atlantic Eastern Pacific

  6. Glaciers and Volcanoes Vatnajokull, Iceland Mt Aetna, Sicily

  7. The atmosphere affects you on the ground…

  8. …and in the air

  9. Hazards http://www.stormchaser.ca/Lightning/Lightning_Archive/Luke%20AFB%20Lightning.html http://www.mountainflying.com/Photos%20Other/Wave-Knapp.jpg

  10. Atmosphere

  11. Earth-Atmosphere Energy Balance Diagram http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/atmos/energy_balance.htm

  12. Hydrologic Cycle Diagram http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/atmos/hydro_cycle.htm

  13. Movement

  14. Seasons http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/global/global_intro.htm

  15. Circulation http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/global/circ.htm

  16. More Circulation

  17. How clouds are made

  18. Lifting http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/synoptic/precip.htm

  19. More Lifting http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/synoptic/airmass.htm

  20. Cirro-form Cloud Types Nimbo-form Cumulo-form Strato-form http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/synoptic/clouds.htm

  21. National Weather Service tools

  22. Radar

  23. Satellite

  24. Graphics

  25. Built by thousands of reporting stations

  26. Winds

  27. Turbulence

  28. What’s a TAF? • KAUS 071720Z 071818 17014G22KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035 FM2000 16015KT P6SM SCT050 SCT250 FM0600 17011KT P6SM OVC025 FM1100 18009KT 5SM BR OVC009 FM1500 17015G25KT P6SM BKN025

  29. The Code ObscurationBR Mist (Foggy conditions with visibilities greater than 5/8 statute mile) FG Fog (visibility 5/8 statute mile or less) FU Smoke DU Dust SA Sand HZ Haze PY Spray VA Volcanic Ash PrecipitationDZ Drizzle RA Rain SN Snow SG Snow Grains IC Ice Crystals PE Ice Pellets GR Hail GS Small Hail or Snow Pellets (less than 1/4 inch in diameter) http://whitts.alioth.net/Paged8Reading%20Terminal%20Area%20Forecasts.htm

  30. Instrument Approach http://flyawaysimulation.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=My_eGallery&file=index&do=showpic&gid=10&pid=4488&orderby=hitsD

  31. Quiz Keflavik, Iceland Lajes, Azores

  32. Questions?

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